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Early Elementary Children Moving and Learning

A Physical Education Curriculum (Moving and Learning)

By Rae Pica

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Format: Paperback, 232 pages
Other Information: Illustrated; Includes Cd (Audio)
Published In: United States, 01 April 2014
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. Early Elementary Children Moving & Learning provides more than 100 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 More than 100 activities that fall under five categories: openers and closers, basic movement, cooperative activities, educational gymnastics, and rhythm and dance 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 NASPE A CD with original music to add joy and energy to the activities

About the Author

Rae Pica is the founder of Moving & Learning and has been an educational consultant, specializing in children's physical activity, since 1980. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of many books, including the text Experiences in Movement and Music , and 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, is a member of several advisory boards, and blogs for Huffington Post . She is the recipient of the 2013 John P. McGovern Award, presented by Ball State University for contributions in the health field. In addition, Rae is cofounder of BAM Radio Network, the world's largest online education radio network, and host of three radio programs on the Educators Channel: Body, Mind and Child; Taboo; and Teacher's Aid , for which she interviews experts in education, child development, play research, the neurosciences, and more.

EAN: 9781605542690
ISBN: 1605542695
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.8 centimetres (0.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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