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ERIC Number: ED058570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 118
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Healthy--That's Me: A Health Education Curriculum for Health Start.
Harrison, Dorothy D.
This booklet describes in detail a health education curriculum designed for preschool children. Large numbers of reference books and literature for adults and children, movies, pictures, posters, records, toys and teaching aids are recommended. The basic philosophy of the curriculum is that health education permits the child to learn more about himself and hence build up his self-concept; the objective of the program is to make health (mental, physical and social) a valued asset for the child. Modern concepts of early childhood learning and intellectual and emotional development are considered; hence child-centered and group-centered approaches are used, and the relationship with the teacher stressed. Mental health and ethnic considerations are emphasized throughout. To involve the total personality, creative activities, discussion of information and attitudes, cooperative group games and role playing are encouraged as integral parts of the learning experience. Several health topics are covered under 5 broad units: (1) All About Me; (2) Me and My Folks; (3) Where I Live; (4) I'm Growing and Changing; and (5) Who Helps Me Take Care of My Health. (KS)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Bio-Dynamics, Inc., Cambridge, MA.