NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ757244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1045-4853
Developing Quality Preschool Movement Programs: CHAOS and KinderPlay
Robert, Darren L.; Yongue, Bill
Teaching Elementary Physical Education, v15 n2 p9-12 Mar 2004
This article presents two models for creating new developmentally appropriate preschool movement programs: CHAOS (Children Helping Adults Open Senses) at Eastern Connecticut State University and "KinderPlay" at Florida International University. CHAOS and KinderPlay utilize skill themes and movement concepts as their focus and incorporate parents as the main teachers of their preschool-age children. University students, usually with majors in physical education or early childhood, serve as planners, facilitators, feedback providers, and assessors of motor skill acquisition and movement concept formation. Developmentally appropriate movement programs must consider and attempt accommodations and variations for: (a) the varying biological contributions of the child; (b) the necessity to constantly manipulate the requirements of the task; and (c) the ever changing conditions of the environment where the movement experience takes place. These are three areas to consistently keep in mind when teaching and when developing appropriate lesson plans and movement experiences for young children.
Human Kinetics, Inc. 1607 North Market Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 800-474-4457; Fax: 217-351-1549; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Florida