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www.redleafpress.org © 2014 by Rae Pica
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First edition 2014
Cover design by Ryan Scheife, Mayfly Design
Cover artwork composed from images: (empty room) ssstep/iStockphoto; (watercolor circles abstract and
colored spots) crisserbug/iStockphoto; (young boy playing with toy balls) jwebb/iStockphoto
Interior design by Ryan Scheife, Mayfly Design
Typeset in Kepler MM
Interior illustrations by Chris Wold Dyrud
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Guidelines on page 12 are from Physical Activity for Children: A Statement of Guidelines for Children Ages
5–12, 2nd ed., by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
(Reston, VA: AAHPERD, 2004). Reprinted with permission.
Excerpts on page 13 are from Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serv-
ing Children from Birth through Age 8, a position statement by National Association for the Education of
Young Children (NAEYC). Copyright © 2009 NAEYC. www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSDAP.pdf.
Reprinted with permission.
Excerpts on pages 12 and 13 are from NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Pro-
grams, a position statement by NAEYC. Copyright © 2009 NAEYC. http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file
/positions/ProfPrepStandards09.pdf. Reprinted with permission.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Pica, Rae, 1953-
Early elementary children moving and learning : a physical education curriculum / Rae Pica.
Summary: “This lively movement program complements any early elementary curriculum. With many
developmentally appropriate, standards-based activities, this resource provides ideas for basic movement,
cooperative activities, educational gymnastics, and rhythm and dance lessons” — Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-1-60554-269-0 (paperback)
1. Movement education—Study and teaching (Elementary) 2. Movement education—Curricula.
3. Physical education for children. I. Title.
Printed on acid-free paper