Moving and Learning Across the Curriculum: More Than 300 Activities and Games to Make Learning Fun / Edition 2

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Moving and Learning Across the Curriculum: More than 300 Games and Activities to Make Learning Fun, 2E provides hundreds of activities that help teach major concepts in the content areas of art, language arts, math, music, science, and social studies. Movement is the young child's preferred method of learning, because, when a child physically experiences concepts, he understands them more completely and retains the information longer. Retention has been proven to increase when children's senses are involved in the learning process. To truly educate children, they must be recognized as thinking, feeling, moving human beings with the need to experience with all of their senses. The domains of child development are completely intertwined in the early years, making it important to incorporate them all throughout the learning process. The book will show the teacher how to educate the "whole child," covering all the domains of child development: physical, social/emotional, and cognitive. Moving and Learning Across the Curriculum, 2E provides the activities to achieve that level of learning with features including detailed lesson plans, outdoor alternatives, updated resources, and enhanced "curriculum connectors" with additional suggestions for children's literature and music. An ideal resource for the early childhood teacher, this book offers everything needed to use movement as a teaching tool.

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Moving & Learnings greatest strength is the obvious variety of activities. The concept of buying a book that offers 315 activities and games is very appealingThis book offers an abundance of activities that involve all of the childs senses and urge for movement. This is a wonderful addition for preschool centers and schools needing to expand their existing curriculum.

I like the authors writing style. The presentation of each lesson is also very easy for students to follow. The examples are good. They are very concrete.

The authors writing style is clear and concise in the activities/lessons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418030759
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rae Pica is the founder and director of Moving & Learning ( and has been a children's physical activity specialist since 1980. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 18 books, including the award-winning GREAT GAMES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN and JUMP INTO LITERACY. Rae is known for her lively and informative workshop and keynote presentations and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, Gymboree, and state health departments throughout the country. Rae also served on the task force of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that created national guidelines for early childhood physical activity, and is a member of several advisory boards. In addition, Rae is cofounder of the BAM Radio Network ( and host of an Internet radio program called "Body, Mind and Child," for which she interviews experts in education, child development, play research, the neurosciences, and more. She also co-hosts, along with Jerlean Daniel, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC Radio.

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Table of Contents

Section One: Art Unit 1: Spatial Relationships Unit 2:Shape and Size Unit 3: Line Unit 4: Color Unit 5: Texture Section Two: Language Arts Unit 6: Listening Unit 7: Speaking Unit 8: Reading Unit 9: Writing Section Three: Mathematics Unit 10: Quantitative and Positional Concepts Unit 11: Number Awareness and Recognition Unit 12: Counting Unit 13: Basic Geometry Unit 14: Simple Computation Section Four: Music Unit 15: Tempo Unit 16: Volume Unit 17: Staccato and Legato Unit 18: Pitch Unit 19: Mood Unit 20:Rhythm Section Five: Science Unit 21: My Body Unit 22: Hygiene Unit 23: Nutrition Unit 24: Seasons Unit 25: Animals Unit 26: Simple Science Section Six: Social Studies Unit 27: Self-Concept Unit 28: Families and Friends Unit 29: Holidays and Celebrations Unit 30: Occupations Unit 31:Transportation

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