During the preschool and kindergarten years, children begin spending more time engaging in physical activity and exploring new foods. Help children learn how to take care of their bodies as they build a foundation for healthy, active lives with this Fitness and Nutrition curriculum. Children will learn about motor development, fitness and physical activity, rest and ...
See more details below
Fitness and Nutrition

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price
(Save 29%)$14.95 List Price


During the preschool and kindergarten years, children begin spending more time engaging in physical activity and exploring new foods. Help children learn how to take care of their bodies as they build a foundation for healthy, active lives with this Fitness and Nutrition curriculum. Children will learn about motor development, fitness and physical activity, rest and relaxation, food choices and eating habits, and avoiding germs when eating.

The curriculum includes
Overviews of the six fitness and nutrition topics
Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment
Learning objectives and vocabulary words to introduce and use
Suggestions for evaluating children’s understanding of each topic
More than 30 hands-on classroom activities
Family information and take-home activities

This book is part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, a whole-health curriculum for children age three though kindergarten. Together, the books provide a complete set of activities and resources to help you support children’s growth and wellness.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“As an early childhood educator, I am always looking for new ideas for teaching preschoolers healthy habits that will serve them throughout life. This curriculum offers exactly what a busy teacher needs to provide a comprehensive health curriculum.”
—Marna Holland, EdD, CFCS, licensed teacher in birth-kindergarten, physical education, health education, and family and consumer sciences

“The books in the Growing, Growing Strong series provide a comprehensive resource for providers and teachers when supporting children in learning more about themselves, each other, and their communities. Children are given freedom to explore the topics, ask questions, and interact with items that help them problem solve and build their understanding. All of the material is presented in a way that is very respectful to individual preferences, experiences, fears, interests, and cultures.”
—Patricia Dischler, author of From Babysitter to Business Owner and Teaching the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity & Courtesy, president of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), and nationally recognized speaker

“You will never run out of resources or ideas on how to help children be safe, fit, and healthy. The authors wisely include tips and activities for families to do at home. Easy to follow and easy to use, this book is easy to like.”
—Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD, author, keynote speaker, adjunct instructor at Wheelock College, and BAM Radio Network host

“This series gives teachers the tools to help children begin to make informed choices based on the hows and whys of a healthy lifestyle and leaves the door wide open for partnerships with families and community members.”
—Beth Schaeffer, preschool consultant, Warren County Public Schools in Bowling Green, KY

“This series makes it easy for teachers to integrate comprehensive health education into the existing curriculum. The authors, with massive experience in various aspects of child health education, have accomplished their goal well.”
—S. D. Palmer, MD, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Past President, Alabama Chapter, AAP

“This entire curriculum is so easy to use and full of practical uses of materials and ideas. Teachers will love and appreciate the incorporation of all academic areas into this health curriculum. It’s a must have!”
—Sherri R. Meyer, Masters of Art in Education, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE), and adjunct faculty at Western Kentucky University

“The comprehensiveness of the topics covered in the updated series is current in their approach with related research, ideas, best practices, and good common sense. No guilt anywhere! Congratulations to Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte M. Hendricks, and Becky S. Bennett for designing and creating a healthy menu of ideas and resources that teachers, families, and others case use promptly.”
—Luis Hernandez, MA, T/TAS at WKU, early childhood education specialist, acclaimed keynote speaker, interactive learning facilitator, and author

“The authors have carefully woven issues of culture, language, and special needs throughout the curriculum and have found a way to address difficult topics (such as death, weapons, and drugs) in an appropriate, matter-of-fact manner that communicates confidence and not fear. This resource should be a part of every early childhood environment!”
—Alisa S. Ghazvini, PhD, early childhood consultant and former early childhood teacher and director

“This comprehensive health curriculum provides all of the necessary tools for building a strong foundation of health awareness for young learners. The variety of multi-sensory activities suggested in this curriculum sets the stage for learners of all ability levels to grow in self-awareness.”
—Beverly Zanchetti Smith, MEd, Ohio Statewide Consultant for the Early Intervention Grant: Bridging the Gap in Part C Early Intervention Service Delivery

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605543321
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2014
  • Series: Growing, Growing Strong
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 88
  • File size: 958 KB

Meet the Author

Connie Jo Smith: Connie Jo Smith serves as the administrator for a ten-county child care resource and referral agency. She holds a doctoral degree in instructional technology and distance education and has an education specialist's degree focusing on curriculum instruction for young children.
Charlotte M. Hendricks: Charlotte M. Hendricks is a certified health education specialist and president and founder of Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc. She has been promoting health education for young children, parents, and teachers for more than thirty years. She completed her doctoral degree in health and safety at Indiana University.
Becky S. Bennett: Becky S. Bennett is the director for the career services center at Western Kentucky University. She provides workshops in the areas of technology, career planning, and social and emotional development. Dr. Bennett holds a doctoral degree in instructional technology and distance education and a master's degree in counselor education.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)