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ERIC Number: EJ1013149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Distance Running and the Elementary-Age Child
Jenny, Seth; Armstrong, Tess
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v84 n3 p17-25 2013
Distance running is often underutilized in elementary physical education due to three common misconceptions about using this activity with young children: (1) it is not enjoyable, (2) it is not safe, and (3) children will get mentally "burned out." Through reviewing the literature and offering guidelines, practical tips, instant activities, and sample block plans, this article sheds light on how to correctly structure training and provide a safe, enjoyable distance-running experience for elementary-age children. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A