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This literature review discusses the history of Early Childhood and how far it has come since it started. It will discuss the increase of obesity in young children and the importance of teaching children young the value of healthy living. This literature review will describe ways to use gross motor in the classroom to help with improving physical movement in the classroom. The literature review will give ideas on ways to encourage gross motor in the classroom as well as outdoors. It provides research that explains why it is important to include physical breaks in the classroom activities throughout the day.

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Reed, S. (2017). Gross motor in the preschool classroom (Master's thesis, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA). Retrieved from