Experiences in Movement: Birth to Age Eight / Edition 3 available in Paperback
Experiences in Movement is a complete movement education resource for early childhood and physical education professionals who want to understand movement's role in the young child's life and education. It will aid them in making significant contributions to childhood learning and development. This is the only text in the early childhood market to detail why movement education is vital to the lives and education of young children and how to provide it. It thoroughly describes movement's role in the traditional domains of child development (physical, affective and cognitive), as well as in the areas of musical and creative development. The author presents an entire movement program, lesson planning, guidelines for music selection and usage, developmentally appropriate teaching methods and tried and true tips for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment with children on the move. The text goes as far as teaching how to weave movement and music throughout the day, as well as integration across the curriculum, in transitions and for outside learning enhancement. Appendices include "Appropriate Practice in Movement Programs for Children Ages Three-Five" from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, as well as sources for ordering instruments, recordings, equipment and props.
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About the Author
Rae Pica is the founder and director of Moving & Learning (www.movingandlearning.com) 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 (www.bamradionetwork.com) 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Movements Role in Child Development. Chapter 2: Movements Role in Musical and Creative Development. Chapter 3: Child Development and Characteristics and Their Impact on the Movement Program. Chapter 4: Content of the Movement Program. Chapter 5: Lesson Planning. Chapter 6: The When, Where and What of Movement Sessions. Chapter 7: Choosing and Using Music. Chapter 8: Teaching Methods. Chapter 9: Creating and Maintaining a Positive Learning Environment. Chapter 10: Movement across the Curriculum. Chapter 11: Using Movement and Music for Transition. Chapter 12: Bringing Movement and Education Outdoors.