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542690 (Book and Cd set)
542720 (e-book)
978-1-60554-269-0 (Book and Cd set)
978-1-60554-272-0 (e-book)
Age Focus: 6-8
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More than 100 movement activities for early elementary children

Physical education is a critical part of every early childhood curriculum. Children need to move to channel their energies in creative, beneficial ways and to learn habits for lifelong health and fitness. Early Elementary Children Moving & Learning provides more than 100 developmentally appropriate activities that contribute to a well-rounded curriculum in any classroom or program.

The book contains
  • An updated introduction reflecting new research and trends in early childhood health and fitness and information on how movement benefits children's learning and development
  • More than 100 activities that fall under five categories: openers and closers, basic movement, cooperative activities, educational gymnastics, and rhythm and dance
  • Extension ideas and adaptations to use with children who have special needs
  • Curriculum connections for each activity and explanations about how activities are aligned with and meet early learning standards from NAEYC and AAHPERD
  • A CD with original music to add joy and energy to the activities

Age focus: 6-8. Softbound book, 232 pages, and CD, 28 tracks.

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About Rae Pica

Rae Pica is an education consultant dedicated to the development and education of the whole child. A former adjunct instructor at the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 20 books, more..