ERIC Number: ED463054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children Birth to Five Years.
Clark, Jane E.; Clements, Rhonda L.; Guddemi, Marci; Morgan, Don W.; Pica, Rae; Pivarnik, James M.; Rudisill, Mary; Small, Eric; Virgilio, Stephen J.
Noting that infants should be encouraged to be physically active from the beginning of life to enhance physical and cognitive development, this statement provides teachers, parents, caregivers, and health care professionals with guidelines that address the kinds of activities, the environment, and the individuals responsible for facilitating very young children's physical activity. Following an introduction and overview, the statement provides five guidelines for each age group: infants (birth to 12 months), toddlers (12 to 36 months), and preschoolers (3 to 5 years). Each guideline addresses the "what,""where," and "who" of physical activity. Following the guidelines, the statement answers frequently asked questions. A glossary and chart of common motor behaviors, by age, conclude the statement. (Contains 40 references and lists recommended resources and related Web sites.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Infants, Motor Development, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Development, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Psychomotor Skills, Toddlers
AAHPERD Publications, P.O. Box 385, Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0385 Stock no. 304-10254: ($13). Tel: 800-321-0789 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.aahperd.org/naspe.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.