Health, Safety, and Nutrition Activities A to Z / Edition 1

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Health, Safety, and Nutrition A to Z gives teachers and parents a detailed lesson plan format of open-ended, age- appropriate activities for young children ages one and up. The activities are easy-to- understand and follow for children and adults alike. Each section helps teachers and parents find health, safety, and nutrition activities to support a theme-based curriculum, to incorporate a letter of the week, or to provide a spur-of-the-moment filler idea. Many activity choices are given for each targeted alphabet letter. This child-centered text focuses on health, safety, and nutrition as a process rather than as a product, giving children an appreciation for learning and creating. The author makes certain that teachers, parents and children will enjoy the activities as they explore new learning processes.

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"I like the concept of offering open-ended projects that apply to teaching the alphabet. This is an excellent outline and offering it in a lesson plan format is a great idea. This would be an excellent tool for new teachers as well as veterans needing a fresh approach." - Heather Fay, ChildTime Children's Centers, Akron, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418048501
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanne Matricardi is an early childhood instructor and preschool director with a B.A. in psychology and social work, an M.Ed. in early childhood education and an Ed.S. in curriculum and instruction. She has 25 years' experience teaching young children. She has been recognized as 2000 Teacher of the Year at Maxwell High School and as part of Teachers as Leaders in 1999 in the Gwinnett County Public School System.

Jeanne McLarty is a preschool teacher with 16 years of teaching experience and five years' experience as a preschool director. She is a member of numerous associations dedicated to childhood education, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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Table of Contents

Preface Helpful Hints Supplies Parent Letter Section A Air Quality (Science) Apples, Apricots, and Artichokes (Math) Avoid Accidents (Group Time) Section B Backseat Baby (Dramatic Play) Banana - the Perfect Food (Group Time) Blindness (Dramatic Play) Blood Pressure (Dramatic play) Section C Class Cookbook (Parent Involvement and Art) Cover Your Cough (Manipulatives) Crossing the Street (Blocks) Section D Dental Bags (Group Time) Diet Detection (Parent Involvement and Math) Dogs Can Be Strangers Too (Group Time) Section E Emergency Exits (Group Time) Exercise Video (Large Motor) Extreme Eggs (Cooking) Section F Finger Prints (Manipulatives) First Aid (Dramatic Play) Floss Your Teeth (Art) Food Match (Math) Section G Galloping Game (Large Motor) Grand Grub (Cooking) Growing Germs (Science) Section H Hair Care (Dramatic Play) Heartbeat (Group Time) Helmet Match( Math) Hero Sandwich (Cooking) Section I Identification (Language Arts) Immediate Care for Illness (Dramatic Play) Indian Bread (Cooking) Isometric Exercises (Large Motor) Section J Jeopardy (Language Arts) Jogging (Outdoors) Junk Food Jingle (Group Time) Section K Kettle of Kidney Beans and Kale (Cooking) Knee Bends (Large Motor) Knife Handling (Snack) Section L Laughter Limerick (Group Time) Leap Frog (Outdoors) Leeks (Cooking) Life Jackets (Dramatic Play) Section M Massage (Group Time) Measles (Pre-writing) Melon Salad (Cooking) Section N Nine-One-One (Dramatic Play) Noise Affects Health (Group Time) Nutritious Nest (Cooking) Section O Oatmeal (Cooking) Optometrist (Dramatic Play) Oxygen (Science) Section P Pharmacist (Dramatic Play) Protein (Math) Pulse (Group Time) Pyramid Puzzle (Manipulatives) Section Q Quarantine (Dramatic Play) Quick Snacks (Cooking) Section R Raisins (Math) Reading Road Signs (Language Arts) Red Light, Green Light (Outdoors) Rest and Relaxation (Group Time) Section S Sack Lunch (Manipulatives) Seatbelt Safety (Science) Stop, Drop, and Roll (Dramatic Play) Sunscreen and Skin Care (Group Time) Section T Taste (Science) Telephone Numbers (Math) Time for Tea Testing (Science) Section V Vegetable Soup (Cooking) Vitamin Store (Dramatic Play) Vocal Cords (Group Time) Section W Washing Hands (Group Time) Water Safety Dramatic Play) Whole Wheat Muffins (Cooking) Section X X-Rays (Dramatic Play) Section Y Yellow Jacket Safety (Group Time) Yoga (Large Motor) Yogurt Tasting (Snack) Section Z Zinc Ointment (Science) Zucchini (Cooking) References Appendix Curriculum Index* Index

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