Early Elementary Children Moving and Learning - A Physical Education Curriculum
Publisher: Redleaf Press
This movement education program for early elementary children (ages 6 to 9) includes activities that exercise the whole body and encourage children to enjoy physical activity. It can instill lifelong healthy habits—something that is especially important when obesity rates are at an all-time high. A bound-in CD includes 27 original songs that add joy and energy to more than 100 movement activities. Five units focuses on a particular category of movement: openers and closers, basic movement, cooperative activities, educational gymnastics, and rhythm and dance.This book was first published by Human Kinetics, followed by Delmar Cengage Learning in 2000 (978-0-7668-1604-6), as part of the Moving and Learning series. The other books in the series are also updated by Redleaf Press: Preschoolers and Kindergarteners Moving and Learning (978-1-60554-268-3) and Toddlers Moving and Learning (978-1-60554-267-6). Updates reflect learning standards and working with children with special needs. It will be sold at a lower, more attractive price for teachers. Author Rae Pica, an internationally recognized leader in the early childhood education field, is a proponent for physical education for young children. She served on the National Association for Sport and Physical Education's task force that created national guidelines for childhood physical activity.