Strengthening muscles and bones should be looked at as soon as the child reaches 6 months of age. It is crucial for a child to strengthen their muscles and bones as this will help them during physical activity and also in their everyday life. Strong bones and muscles prevent the child from being injured easily. Dense bones are essential to good posture, strength and balance (Gilbert, n.d.). The quality of a child bones and muscles has a direct impact on energy. Physical activity has a large impact on strengthening and building a child’s bones and muscles which is why it is such a crucial part of child care and school programs.
One of physical educations unique contributions to the education of all children is motor skill performance (Martin, Rudisill & Hastie, 2009). Physical activity helps to improve a child’s fine and gross motor skills. Gross motor skills being body management, locomotion and object control (Landy, Burridge, 2009). The physical education teachers must provide
climates that support the learning of movement skills for this to be effective