Physical Education for Young Children

Physical Education for Young Children

Human Kinetics

$24.00 

Through Physical Education for Young Children, you can

  • learn about the unique needs of 4- to 8-year-olds and write developmentally appropriate lesson plans to meet these needs,
  • provide a logical progression of movement skills and awareness of the elements of movement (space, shape, time, force, flow, and rhythm), and
  • develop kids’ motor skills, manipulative skills, and fitness while making connections across the curriculum.

Physical Education for Young Children: Movement ABCs for the Little Ones author Rae Pica is constantly asked by elementary physical education teachers, “What am I supposed to do with the little ones?” Most college preparatory programs don’t address the issue, either, but Pica takes it on in Physical Education for Young Children: Movement ABCs for the Little Ones, coming to the aid of teachers who are stumped when it comes to the developmental needs and abilities of young children.

Physical Education for Young Children places the focus squarely where it needs to be: on the fundamentals. The book provides teachers with the following tools:

  • A logical progression of movement skills, including the ABCs of movement, body-part identification, and nonlocomotor, locomotor, and manipulative skills
  • Awareness of the elements of movement: space, shape, time, force, flow, and rhythm
  • An understanding of the developmental differences between younger students and their older counterparts
  • Guidance in understanding the unique needs of 4- to 8-year-olds and writing developmentally appropriate lesson plans to meet those needs while making connections across the curriculum
  • Many activities that develop motor skills, manipulative skills, fitness, and the understanding of the elements of movement

In addition, Physical Education for Young Children offers guidance in teaching across subject areas to provide an interdisciplinary approach, offers sample lesson plans to meet the unique needs of the little ones, and lists resources for children’s music, equipment, and props.

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