ERIC Number: ED370922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Preschool Movement Programs.
Sanders, Stephen W.
This guide contains developmentally appropriate movement activities designed to help teachers of children ages 3 through 5 plan and administer a successful movement education program. The book is organized into three parts. The first part presents a model upon which teachers can base their selection of physical activities for children, addresses the importance of movement in educating children, deals with how to start a school movement program, discusses philosophy, details a curricular foundation for a preschool movement program, and lists equipment appropriate for young children. Part 2 contains suggestions for approximately 100 developmentally appropriate movement activities. These activities are illustrated and organized by skill themes. They introduce such skills as hopping, skipping, galloping, jumping, running, jumping rope, rolling, and balancing. Section 3 describes how to place the activities into a meaningful, workable curriculum. Eight weeks of sample lessons are provided in a sequence that helps all children develop their physical skills. Three appendixes provide: a list of selected equipment supplies; an article titled "Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for Children"; and a sample lesson plan outline. (LL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Lesson Plans, Movement Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Program Administration, Program Development, Skill Development
Human Kinetics Publishers, Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Age Appropriateness