Learning through the physical doesn't just mean being active, but for the children to also learn many different aspects of life that will help them build them as a person and these characteristics will help them in the future. It's important for the children to be moving around and be active don't get me wrong, but i think learning through the physical has much more of a positive effect on children rather than just being active. Learning through the physical helps the children develop there social and emotional selves. Learning through the physical benefits the whole child. Learning through the physical can help promote fitness, self-esteem and self-confidence for all children. With that being said, physical activity is also important because it impacts affective growth. Having children being active helps promote a healthy body growing up. If they are use to being active and love physical activity, than hopefully physical activity will be apart of their lives for the rest of the lives growing up.