All children are different. Some enjoy spending time alone, others prefer being with other children. Sometimes there will be funny moments, for example on the slide, when one child meets another who speaks a different language. It is incredible how they do not care for any language barrier and continue to speak to their new friend, even raising their voice if they get no response, or reminding the other what they have just said or asked.
There is no data to show any difference in development between children living in cities and those in the countryside, between those living in Africa and those living among the skyscrapers of New York. However, studies on environmental influence are invaluable in showing just how importance this is with regard to development. The nervous system is formed quite early. Within the first six years of life, it has already reached an advanced stage of development. The first years of life are therefore vital.
Society today is predominantly urban, so children must be educated in movement and activity in order to: • Promote sound psycho-physical development • Lay the foundations for an active lifestyle • Prevent obesity and consequent illness
The Growth Hormone (GH) is secreted by the pituitary gland, an endocrine gland located at the base of the brain, which regulates the activity of almost all the other endocrine glands in the body. GH is produced not only during growth but, to varying degrees, even in adults. During puberty, its predominant effect is on the growth of bones as well as several other tissues in the body, including muscles.
On Sunday, May 11, students from the Masters Program, Childhood and Movement: Motor Activity for children 0-6 years old, from the University of Verona, directed by Prof. Guido Fumagalli and coordinated by Dr. Patrizia Tortella planned and implemented motor activities for children from 0 to 6 years old. The event was held at the middle school Chiarle in Peschiera del Garda , where the playground was divided into specialized play areas designed for children from 0 to 1, 2 to 3 years, 4 to 5 years and 6 to 10 years old. The park was quickly colored in yellow, with the t-shirts offered by the Research Center for Early Childhood Motor Development , offered to parents and children in attendance.