Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving and Learning: A Physical Education Curriculum

Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving and Learning: A Physical Education Curriculum

by Rae Pica
     
 

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80 movement activities for preschoolers and kindergartners

Physical education is a critical part of every early childhood curriculum. Children need to move to channel their energies in creative, beneficial ways and to learn habits for lifelong health and fitness. Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving&Learning provides 80 developmentally appropriate

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80 movement activities for preschoolers and kindergartners

Physical education is a critical part of every early childhood curriculum. Children need to move to channel their energies in creative, beneficial ways and to learn habits for lifelong health and fitness. Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving&Learning provides 80 developmentally appropriate activities that contribute to a well-rounded curriculum in any classroom or program.

The book contains
An updated introduction reflecting new research and trends in early childhood health and fitness and information on how movement benefits children’s learning and development
Twenty lesson plans, each with one body parts activity, one nonlocomotor activity, one locomotor skill experience, and one activity exploring an element of movement, for a total of 80 activities
Extension ideas and adaptations to use with children who have special needs
Curriculum connections for each activity and explanations about how activities are aligned with and meet early learning standards from NAEYC and AAHPERD
Original music to add joy and energy to the activities


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605542713
Publisher:
Redleaf Press
Publication date:
03/17/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Rae Pica: Rae Pica has been an early childhood education consultant, specializing in children’s physical activity, since 1980. She is cofounder of the BAM! Radio Network, the world’s largest online education radio network, and host of Educators Radio programs Body, Mind, and Child and Teacher’s Aid, for which she interviews experts in education, child development, play research, the neurosciences, and more, on a wide variety of topics. Rae is the founder and director of Moving and Learning, a company offering services and materials related to physical activity for children from birth to age eight. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of many books for early childhood professionals and parents. Rae 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, is a member of several advisory boards, and serves on the executive committee of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International.

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