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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org © 2014 by Rae Pica All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be repro- duced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. 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; (child gestures) tompet80/iStockphoto Interior design by Ryan Scheife, Mayfly Design Typeset in Kepler MM Interior illustrations by Chris Wold Dyrud Printed in the United States of America 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Guidelines on pages 11–12 are from Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children from Birth to Age 5, 2nd ed., by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) (Reston, VA: AAHPERD, 2009). 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 12–13 are from NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs, 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-   [Preschoolers and kindergartners moving and learning]   Preschoolers & kindergartners moving & learning / Rae Pica.        pages cm     Summary: “Physical education is a critical part of the early childhood curriculum, and it helps children develop lifelong love for fitness and healthy habits. This movement program includes standards-based lesson plans with many fun activities” — Provided by publisher.    Includes bibliographical references.    ISBN 978-1-60554-268-3 1. Movement education—Study and teaching (Elementary) 2. Early childhood education—Activity programs. 3. Physical fitness for children.   I. Title.   GV452.P5197 2014   372.86'8—dc23                                                             2013031260 Printed on acid-free paper COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL