Physical Education in the Early Years

Blenkin, G. and Yue, N. (1994) 'Profiling early years practitioners: some impressions from a national survey', ... Chedzoy, S. (1996) Physical Education for Teachers and Coordinators at Key Stages 1 and 2, London: David Fulton ...

Author: Pauline Wetton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136175497

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book begins with an overview of the first months of a child's life, with an indication of the major movement milestones which all children should reach before they enter the pre-school phase. The rest of the book gives information about developing children's physical skills in dance, games and gymnastics throughout the pre-school and infant school phase. It also addresses many of the contemporary issues surrounding the delivery of the PE curriculum in schools including the assessment of pupil's performance. This book will help students, teachers and curriculum leaders deliver a sound PE education to children aged 3-7, and will also prove useful to all those involved in early years education. Pauline Wetton is currently a lecturer in education and an assistant director of sport at the University of Durham. The Teaching and Learning in the First Three Years at School series is edited by Joy Palmer.

A Framework for Physical Education in the Early Years

'Where there is life there is movement; where there are children there is almost perpetual movement. ... The amount of time allocated to physical education in initial teacher training is repeatedly being cut to accommodate extra time ...

Author: M. E. Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135718572

Category: Education

Page: 149

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This best-selling book examines the Natioanl Curriculum Physical Education to Key Stage 1. It identifies six basic principles which provide the foundation for the rationale, curriculum content, the teaching and teh planning processes required.

Physical Education Initiatives for Early Childhood Learners

Wharton Digital Press . Wetton , P. ( 2000 ) . Physical Education in the Early Years . Routledge . Whitehead , M.E. , & Murdoch , E. ( 2006 ) . Physical literacy and physical education . Physical Education Matters , 1 ( 1 ) , 6–9 .

Author: Gil-Madrona, Pedro

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799875871

Category: Education

Page: 431

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In early childhood education, children find in their own body and movement the main way to get in touch with the reality that surrounds them and, therefore, acquire knowledge about the environment in which they grow and develop. Undoubtedly, the progressive discovery of the body itself as a source of feelings and sensations, as well as exploring the different possibilities of action and bodily functions, constitutes necessary experiences on which children's thinking is built. Furthermore, the affective relationships established in psychomotor education situations, and particularly through play, are essential for the emotional development of children. Physical Education Initiatives for Early Childhood Learners offers globalized educational practices, didactic approaches, and proposals for intervention around motor development in the children ages 0-6 years. The book specifically explores laterality, coordination, relaxation, rhythm, etc. and how these are achieved through games, music, and motor stories. This book is ideal for early childhood educators, physical education teachers, administrators, daycares, preschools, early childhood learning centers, researchers, academicians, and students interested in physical education’s role in early child development.

Early Childhood Education

11 The Contributions of Physical Activity to Development in the Early Years Pauline Boorman All children deserve the opportunity to become confident and competent in controlling their moving bodies . ( Roberton and Halverson , 1984 , p ...

Author: Geva M Blenkin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1853963151

Category: Education

Page: 294

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`This book makes an important contribution to the theory of early childhood education. It is well-written, well-researched and successfully links theoretical issues with practical implementation' - International Journal of Early Years Education Taking account of the changes in early childhood education imposed by the arrival of The National Curriculum, the contributors to this book believe that early childhood education is distinctive and has its own standards of excellence. The book sets out to show how to combine knowledge of child development, curriculum planning, and the role of subject-knowledge, in order to make adequate educational provision, from a developmental point of view.

Physical Activity and Health Promotion in the Early Years

Effective Strategies for Early Childhood Educators Hannah Brewer, Mary Renck Jalongo ... When children learn about health and physical activity at an early age, they can develop healthy lifestyle behaviors that potentially last a ...

Author: Hannah Brewer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319760063

Category: Education

Page: 292

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This book focuses on improving well-being among young children. It provides a theoretical base explaining why physical activity is important, and offers practical strategies for increasing health and well-being in early childhood settings. It takes ancient wisdom on the mind and body connection, applies it to the youngest children, and supports it with current empirical and international evidence—all with an eye toward improving wellness across the lifespan. The many topics discussed in the book include children’s motor skills, movement, interaction, physical literacy, the use of video games, dog ownership, developmental delays, as well as strategies to improve physical activities in the classroom and broader contexts. In recent years, children’s health has become a priority worldwide. Topics such as “screen time” “sedentary behavior” and “childhood obesity” have become important issues everywhere- in the news, in schools, in community and commercials settings, and among health care providers. Limiting sedentary behavior, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a nutritious diet are three fundamental needs during early childhood. Preschool years are a time when children begin to explore the world around them, and develop more vivid understandings of their surroundings. As this book shows, the early years may be the best time to teach wellness concepts and assist young children in establishing healthy lifestyle habits.

Learning in the Early Years 3 7

Doherty, J. and Bailey, R.P. (2003) Supporting Physical Development in the Early Years. Buckingham: Open University Press. Downie, R. Fyfe, C. and Tannahill, A. (1991) Health Promotion Models and Values. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Jeni Riley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446231210

Category: Education

Page: 288

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'[T]his second edition book is a welcome contribution to the early years literature base, providing much needed information and a somewhat innovative response concerning how effectively to translate the Early Years Foundation Stage into practice' - Early Years `This second edition of Learning in the Early Years has been fully updated to bring it in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage...The presentation and very readable and accessible and as such the book provides an excellent resource for students and experienced early years practitioners alike' - Early Years Update Praise for the First Edition: `It was a joy to read this book... This book provides a wealth of ideas for reflection, as well as guidance to promote knowledge and skills essential in early years teaching.' Dario Pellegrini, Educational Psychologist `I found it hard to put it down. I particularly liked the way it followed through into Key Stage 1' - Who Minds `An important contribution to difficult work' - Elizabeth Quintero, The Steinhardt School of Education, New York University This fully updated Second Edition of 'Learning in the Early Years 3-7' has been written to support early years practitioners understand and implement the new curriculum guidance document 'The Early Years Foundation Stage' (DfES, 2007). In this book, Jeni Riley clearly explains how to meet the requirements of the EYFS document and how this relates to the National Curriculum and the Primary National Strategy: Framework for teaching for literacy and mathematics. Offering informative and inspirational guidance on planning learning and teaching opportunities across the curriculum, this book will help you to promote social, intellectual, aesthetic, spiritual and physical development in your setting. Topics covered include: - appropriate and lively ways of working with young children - developing subject knowledge - supporting children for whom English is an additional language - the role of adults when interacting with children to support learning - the place of information and communications technology - the transition between the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. The book also draws on recent research on child development, on how babies think and on effective learning and teaching for children aged 3-7. All early years students and practitioners will want to have this book to hand to guide them through the new guidance and to support them daily to implement successful practice. Jeni Riley, Reader in Literacy in Primary Education, Institute of Education, University of London.

Learning in the Early Years

... and a jump ) Suggested further reading Bailey , R.P. ( 2001 ) Teaching Physical Education . London : Kogan Page . Doherty , J. and Bailey , R.P. ( 2002 ) Supporting Physical Development and Physical Education in the Early Years .

Author: Jeni Riley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761941061

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book will help early years educators understand the nature, form, and content of the curriculum for children aged 3 to 7 and the most appropriate ways of presenting it.

Adapted Physical Education and Sport

The importance of seeing the connection between the fundamental movement phase and specialized movement phase in the early childhood years is critical for physical education curriculum development. As a guide, national standards for ...

Author: Joseph P. Winnick

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736089180

Category: Education

Page: 659

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This new edition is updated to keep you current with today’s trends in adapted physical education and sport and new chapters, major chapters, revisions and an increased emphasis on best practise

Early Childhood Education

Melinda, a new early childhood education teacher, took her children out to the playground for some physical education (PE). She started dividing the students into teams when Juan protested, “We don't want José on our team—he is too slow ...

Author: Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483320687

Category: Education

Page: 576

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Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional is an inspiring introduction to the world of early childhood education, preparing the teachers of tomorrow to reach their full potential in their schools and communities. Written by a diverse and experienced author team (Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Wanda J. Roundtree-Henderson, and Alicia Valero-Kerrick), this text engages readers to connect contemporary educational and developmental theory and research to developmentally appropriate practices and applications that are easily implemented in the classroom. In response to today's ever-changing educational environment, the text focuses on both the importance of taking personal and professional responsibility, as well as today's issues in diversity—from supporting children with exceptionalities to supporting children and families in broader cultural contexts.

Nutrition Physical Activity and Health in Early Life

Children enrolled regularly in physical education had as a rule significantly higher values of height , weight , and ... differences between physically active and inactive children at a younger age , i.e. , 4 to 5 years , we had to ...

Author: Jana Parizkova

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849379199

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 318

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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health in Early Life is a complete and thorough compilation of scientific information on the growth of young children - much of it previously unavailable. This breakthrough book describes changes in functional, motor, and sensomotor development in young children as related to somatic growth, body composition, and nutrition. Packed with original experimental data derived from repeated cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, the book presents results that can be used as reference standards. Human studies are supplemented by data from experimental animal models to provide in-depth information on many difficult research areas. Specifically, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health in Early Life analyzes the impact of environment, exercise, diet, and prenatal factors on body composition, fat distribution, dietary intake, and blood lipid levels in children 3 to 6 years of age. It also reviews functional development in marginally and severely malnourished and obese children. Written by a leading nutrition researcher who has worked in the field for more than twenty years, this monumental resource provides today's research standards for investigating the complex physical development of young children.