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Vidoni, Carla; Ignico, Arlene – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents from low-income families in the USA has become a significant concern over the last 20 years. One of the major contributors to this problem is the lack of physical activity. The purpose of this paper is to describe initiatives designed to: (1) engage young children in physical activity during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Ampartzaki, Maria; Kalogiannakis, Michail – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In an attempt to understand the natural world's phenomena, young children form their perceptions of different aspects of the macrocosm, which they contrast with new scientific concepts. This process calls for an early intervention that will provide the stimuli and the tools for the development of new concepts, ideas, and cognitive structures. The…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Early Childhood Education, Scientific Concepts, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Garner, Allison Maerker – Music Educators Journal, 2009
Listening skills are fundamental in the author's approach to teaching music to children. As a Suzuki instructor, the author is always looking for ways to help students listen more effectively. This article sets forth ways listening can be fostered, both in private instrumental study and in general music preschool and elementary classrooms. The…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Music Education, Music, Brain
McCall, Renee; Craft, Diane H. – 2000
Preschool children need instruction in movement in order to become skillful movers. A child-centered approach emphasizes activities that are child-initiated and teacher-facilitated, enabling each child to achieve specific goals and objectives. Many teacher strategies and classroom routines support the child-centered approach. As an alternative to…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Child Development, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages
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Bruns, Deborah A.; Pierce, Corey D. – Young Exceptional Children, 2007
Early literacy development is the gateway to reading and future academic success. Learning about sound-letter correspondence and basic decoding strategies are but two fundamental skills that have been found to support this later success. In addition, an emphasis on environmental print (e.g., McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Shell) and functional print (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills