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Physical Education / Toddlers COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL A complete movement curriculum for toddlers Toddlers need—and love—to move! Young children are ready to use their muscles and minds as they stretch, dance, wiggle, explore, and learn. This physical education program incorporates more than 50 developmentally appropriate activities designed to help toddlers channel their energy in creative, beneficial ways as they develop habits that encourage lifelong health and fitness and success in all areas of learning. 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 Rae Pica has been an educational consultant specializing in children’s physical activity since 1980. adding equipment to activities, simple questions to evaluate She is the author of many whether or not the children are meeting the activity’s objective, and books and known for her lively information on how the activities meet early learning standards and informative workshops outlined by NAEYC and AAHPERD and keynote presentations. • Fourteen lesson plans with four 30-minute activities per plan—plus extensions and adaptations for children with special needs • Curriculum Connectors that identify each activity’s correlation with content learning areas 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 978-1-60554-267-6 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $24.95