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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Physical Education / Early Elementary A complete movement curriculum for early elementary children Physical education is a critical part of early learning. Movement experiences exercise the whole body—including the mind—and can help children develop a lifetime desire for health and fitness and success in all areas of academic learning. With more than 100 developmentally appropriate physical activities, this curriculum promotes children’s participation in and enjoyment of creative movement that is inclusive, active, and fun. Everything you need to get started is here, including: • An introduction to implementing physical education into your curriculum • An explanation of the ways creative movement supports children’s physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and creative development • Tips to create a positive learning environment, suggestions for adding Rae Pica has been an educational consultant specializing in children’s equipment to activities, simple questions to evaluate whether or not the physical activity since 1980. children are meeting the activity’s objective, and information on how the She is the author of many activities meet early learning standards outlined by NAEYC and AAHPERD books and known for her lively • A wide variety of activities—plus extensions and adaptations for children with special needs—falling under five categories: openers and closers, basic movement, cooperative activities, educational gymnastics, and rhythm and dance • Curriculum Connectors that identify each activity’s correlation with content learning areas and informative workshops and keynote presentations. Rae is founder of Moving & Learning ( and cofounder of BAM! Radio (, the world’s largest online • A CD filled with original music to add joy and energy to the activities education radio network. “The secret is out of the vault! This groundbreaking book shows us the exact brain, mind, and body activities that develop the brain. No one has ever broken these down into simple, thoughtful steps like Rae Pica. A must for every parent and caregiver!” —Eric Jensen, leader in the brain-based movement and author of Enriching the Brain and Teaching with the Brain in Mind ISBN 978-1-60554-269-0 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $24.95