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Toddlers Moving and Learning: A Physical Education Curriculum
     

Toddlers Moving and Learning: A Physical Education Curriculum

by Rae Pica
 

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A complete movement curriculum for toddlers

Toddlers need—and love—to move! Young children are ready to use their muscles and minds as they stretch, dance, wiggle, explore, and learn. This physical education program incorporates more than 50 developmentally appropriate activities designed to help toddlers channel their energy in creative, beneficial

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A complete movement curriculum for toddlers

Toddlers need—and love—to move! Young children are ready to use their muscles and minds as they stretch, dance, wiggle, explore, and learn. This physical education program incorporates more than 50 developmentally appropriate activities designed to help toddlers channel their energy in creative, beneficial ways as they develop habits that encourage lifelong health and fitness and success in all areas of learning.

Everything you need to get started is here, including:
An introduction to implementing physical education into your curriculum
An explanation of the ways creative movement supports children’s physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and creative development
Tips to create a positive learning environment, suggestions for adding equipment to activities, simple questions to evaluate whether or not the children are meeting the activity’s objective, and information on how the activities meet early learning standards outlined by NAEYC and AAHPERD
Fourteen lesson plans with four 30-minute activities per plan—plus extensions and adaptations for children with special needs
Curriculum Connectors that identify each activity’s correlation with content learning areas
A CD filled with original music to add joy and energy to the activities

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605542676
Publisher:
Redleaf Press
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,306,046
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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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