Wiggle, Giggle & Shake: Over 200 Ways to Move and Learn

Wiggle, Giggle & Shake: Over 200 Ways to Move and Learn

by Rae Pica, Katheryn Davis
     
 

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Enhance your classroom with 200 movement-inspiring activities for children ages 4 to 8. Wiggle, Giggle & Shake challenges children to think and solve problems, to recognize and explore their feelings, and to physically participate in their own learning. Explore 38 popular classroom themes such as holidays, nature, animals, nutrition, and more. This book

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Enhance your classroom with 200 movement-inspiring activities for children ages 4 to 8. Wiggle, Giggle & Shake challenges children to think and solve problems, to recognize and explore their feelings, and to physically participate in their own learning. Explore 38 popular classroom themes such as holidays, nature, animals, nutrition, and more. This book offers simple, practical, and fun movement activities and ideas grouped according to these popular themes.

Rae Pica has been a movement education consultant for 21 years. She is an adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of 12 books. This is her first book with Gryphon House.

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Children's Literature
Get moving! The basic premise of this book is that movement reinforces learning. Written for teachers of children four to eight, it explores classroom themes through movement. Popular topics such as seasons, holidays and nature are conveniently organized according to their order in the school year. The 200 movement-inspiring activities require few, if any, props. Advance preparation is minimal. Each activity has a learning objective and a before, during and after segment that allow you to introduce and present the activity in a comprehensive, well thought out manner. Involvement by the adult is as a facilitator, not a demonstrator, which encourages children to be creative and confident. Why should you be interested in this approach? In the introduction the author cites substantial supportive data acknowledging that movement is an important element in the development of the whole child. How will the children feel about the activities? They will be having too much fun to realize they are learning. 2001, Gryphon House, $19.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer:Barbara Kennedy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876592441
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,161,878
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Rae Pica has been a children's movement specialist since 1980. She is the founder/director of Moving and Learning, a company offering services and materials related to physical activity for children from birth to age eight. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she is also co-creator and host of the radio program "Body, Mind, and Child."

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