ERIC Number: ED408292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Physical Education for Pre-School and Primary Grades. Second Edition.
Kelly, Noeline Thompson; Kelly, Brian John
Most physical education at the pre-school, kindergarten, and primary level is taught by caregivers and classroom teachers with minimal training in the area. This publication suggests many activities for pre-school centers and elementary schools that can take place outside in the playground with a minimal supply of equipment and with children in street clothes. Recognizing that the pre-school/primary level is the optimum learning period, this publication defines an activity program for that particular level rather than a watered down version of an intermediate level program. Chapters in the publication cover: (1) "Activities to Stretch Muscles and Imagination"; (2) "Throwing, Catching, Aiming, Striking Activities, and Games"; (3) "Races, Relays, and Contests"; (4) "Beginning Tumbling and Gymnastics"; (5) "Dance Activities"; (6) "Fitness for Life"; (7) "Water Confidence Play"; (8) "Physical Education for Special Populations" (9) "Methods of Teaching Physical Education"; and (10) "Playgrounds and Equipment." Appendices list sources for equipment and music. (Contains 79 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Games, Movement Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Playground Activities, Special Needs Students, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd., 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62794-9265 ($39.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A