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Rae Pica


Rae Pica is the founder of Moving & Learning and has been an educational consultant, specializing in children's physical activity, since 1980. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of many books, including the text Experiences in Movement and Music, and the award-winning Great Games for Young Children and Jump into Literacy. Rae is known for her lively and informative workshop and keynote presentations and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, Gymboree, and state health departments throughout the country. Rae also served on the task force of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that created national guidelines for early childhood physical activity, is a member of several advisory boards, and blogs for Huffington Post. She is the recipient of the 2013 John P. McGovern Award, presented by Ball State University for contributions in the health field. In addition, Rae is cofounder of BAM Radio Network, the world's largest online education radio network, and host of three radio programs on the Educators Channel: Body, Mind and Child; Taboo; and Teacher's Aid, for which she interviews experts in education, child development, play research, the neurosciences, and more.

Rae Pica's Books

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  • Rae Pica's Moving and Learning Set

    Author: Rae Pica
    Product Code: 542669
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-266-9

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    Published by Redleaf Press

    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. The books in Rae Pica's Moving & Learning series provide developmentally appropriate activities for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners, and early elementary children and contribute to a well-rounded curriculum in any classroom or program.

    Set includes one copy each of Toddlers Moving & Learning, Preschoolers and Kindergartners Moving & Learning, and Early Elementary Children Moving & Learning.

  • Moving & Learning with Your Child (Set of 25)

    Author: Rae Pica
    Product Code: 544137
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-413-7

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    Published by Redleaf Press

    Movement guru Rae Pica is known for her creative approaches to movement and learning with children from birth through elementary school and beyond. Research has proven that learning and movement are closely linked in childhood development. As a complement to her Moving & Learning series (and Redleaf's other movement activity resources materials), Ms. Pica has developed a companion piece for early childhood and school-age educators to share with families. It gives families background on the connection between movement and learning and provides ideas for fun ways to move together with their children. This booklet is a great way for programs and schools to partner with and educate families to support their children's physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and creative development through movement. Age focus: 2–10

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