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Let’s Play! Promoting Active Playgrounds will help you make sure that no kids are left on the sidelines watching and waiting for the bell or for a parent to pick them up. Not all kids automatically have, or learn, the skills they need to be active and have fun on the playground. But through Let’s Play! , you can ensure that every child under your care has a repertoire of movement skills to be active on the playground.
This book will help you
In addition, Let’s Play! offers a CD-ROM bound in the book, which includes 30 illustrated forms that you can print to put this practical children’s play development system into action immediately.
Let’s Play! will help you make a difference in children’s lives. Through this book and CD-ROM package, you can assume a vital role in ensuring that every child has the opportunity to participate in playground activities. Children spend less time being active at home, so Let’s Play! will help kids increase their physical activity and reduce their likelihood of obesity. This resource will also help kids make friends on the playground and become active in the social groups that form during unstructured free time.
How to Use This Book and CD-ROM
Chapter 1. Understanding the Value of Play
What Can Adults Do to Help?
The Uniqueness of Each Child and Each Situation
Chapter 2. Understanding What Motivates Children to Participate on the Playground
Do I Want to Do This?
Can I Do This?
Am I Good Enough?
Chapter 3. Understanding Assessment
Chapter 4. Using the Playmap to Assess Participation
Interpreting the Results
Interpreting Observations of a Single Child
Chapter 5. Using the Playlist to Assess Skills
Step 1: Choose Activities to Assess
Step 2: Determine the Current Skill Repertoire
Step 3: Use Prompts to Determine Possible Skills
Step 4: Choose Skills to Teach
Chapter 6. Teaching Playground Skill
Direct Instruction Model
Using Prompts and Direct Instruction
Teaching Ball Skills
Chapter 7. Facilitating Effective Practice
Encouraging Self-Regulated Practice
Practicing Different Versions of the Same Skill
Practicing Different Skills Together
Chapter 8. Teaching in a Positive Climate
Competitive and Cooperative Activities
Chapter 9. Playing Games
Tag: A Universal Game
Games Using Tag Concepts
Teaching Tag Skills
About the Author
About the Illustrator
How to Use the CD-ROM