Thursday, August 14, 2008

Movement, Play & Physical Activity for Children

Children need to, want to and, in fact, are innately programmed to move. They are constantly communicating through their actions and words-- as you well know, actions do speak louder than words-- "MOVE ME!" We as educators need to help our young children move and be active. We teachers need to intentionally plan and facilitate daily the time, space and opportunities for movement and physical activity. This format/discussion will help me share with you my experiences, observations, and knowledge that I have learned over the past 30 years of the importance of movement and the crucial role it plays in the overall development—physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively—of young children! Join me on our journey to understand, implement, and embrace the importance of movement, play, and physical activity!

Please send me your ideas and suggestions of how you incorporate movement and physical activity in your program and curriculum. The more educated we are, the better teachers we will be!
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Sharin’ with Sharron