Toddlers Moving and Learning: A Physical Education Curriculum

Toddlers Moving and Learning: A Physical Education Curriculum

by Rae Pica

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605542706
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 03/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 2 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Activity Chart
Curriculum Connectors Chart
Song List
Benefits of Moving&Learning
Implementing the Program
Toddlers: Developmental Considerations

Lesson 1
Heads, Bellies, Toes
Let’s Stretch
Let’s Walk
Exploring Up and Down

Lesson 2
Show Me
Let’s Bend
Let’s Run
Exploring Straight and Round

Lesson 3
Flexing/Pointing Feet
Let’s Shake
Let’s Jump
Shapes in Motion

Lesson 4
“Where Is Thumbkin?”
Let’s Sway
Tiny Steps/Giant Steps
Being Balloons

Lesson 5
Let’s Turn
Let’s Gallop
“Pop Goes the Weasel”

Lesson 6
“The Wash Song”
Bending and Stretching
Let’s Creep
“Moving Slow/Moving Fast”

Lesson 7
See My Hands
Let’s Strike
Let’s Roll
“The Bumblebee”

Lesson 8
See My Feet
Let’s Push and Pull
“Marching Band”
Moving Backward

Lesson 9
See My Face
The Tightrope
Follow the Leader
“Marching Slow/Marching Fast”

Lesson 10
Mirror Game
Let’s Lift
Moving Like the Animals
“Slow-Motion Moving”

Lesson 11
Simon Says
Let’s Balance
Let’s Tiptoe
“The Tiptoe Song”

Lesson 12
“The Body Song”
Shake, Wiggle, and Vibrate
Let’s Jump Again
“Moving Softly/Moving Loudly”

Lesson 13
Body-Part Balance
Let’s Crawl

Lesson 14
Traveling Body Parts
“In My Space”
Follow the Leader
“Common Meters”

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