In the pedagogical landscape of early childhood, physical movement is central to the holistic development of young children. Yet, movement-related experiences and other bodily activities such as play and dance often present contradictions and conundrums for early childhood educators. As a mode of learning, movement has endured a questionable existence despite the evidence of supportive research and theory, which provides sound reasons for the inclusion of movement in early years curricula. <I>Movement and Dance in Young Children's Lives looks at the place of movement in young children's lives and addresses how movement as a form of expression can become dance, thus displacing a reliance on linguistic modes of expression and honoring the agency of the body. It also discusses a variety of concerns and confusions that accompany dance in education, and interprets what this means to students and teachers in teacher education programs and early childhood settings.
This complete movement education resource for early childhood and physical education professionals teaches students the importance of movement in the physical, emotional, and educational growth of children. The text is the only one of its kind to teach movement's role in traditional child development areas--physical, affective, and cognitive--as well as to detail musical and creative development. EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT, Fifth Edition, presents an entire movement program, including lesson planning, guidelines for music selection and usage, developmentally appropriate teaching methods, and tried-and-true tips for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment with children on the move. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Effective Strategies for Early Childhood Educators
Author: Hannah Brewer
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.
B>" This book explains how to integrate developmentally appropriate practices into a curriculum and offers practical tips for working in the early childhood classroom." Developmentally appropriate practice continues to form the backbone for this revision of a leading introductory text on early childhood education. All aspects of helping young children ages 3-8 are covered in this comprehensive book that stresses the "best practices" put forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Voices from practicing early childhood caregivers, improved coverage on diversity, and parent involvement techniques are all included in this new edition. In addition, new technologies are incorporated, emphasizing how the Internet can be used to better understand the development of and the issues concerning young children, while also enhancing one's teaching." For early childhood educators, Nursery School and Kindergarten Teachers.
It's no secret that kids of all ages love to move! Kids on the Move: Creative Movement for Children of All Ages(c) is a wonderful resource to help further a child's love of movement, music and creativity. This book is an invaluable tool for childcare providers, music and movement teachers, or early childhood teachers who want to integrate music and movement into their program. Designed to help your children physically, musically, socially and mentally, this curriculum offers 45 lessons, each built around a kid-friendly theme, along with a materials needed list and 8-10 simple activities. Busy teachers can follow the step-by-step lesson plans straight from the book with very little preparation, and specific music is not required. The book also includes parent flyer ideas, suggestions for helping students with special needs participate, and tips on how to offer all of your students positive reinforcement. Click on our Seminars Page at www.creativekidsonthemove.com for discounts on our Educational training seminars offering Childhood Education hours towards Accreditation and Certificatio
Integrating Dance and Movement in Primary and Early Childhood Learning
Author: Barbara Thraves
This guide for primary and early childhood teachers shows how dance and movement can be incorporated into a range of activities. It features: background information and practical advice ; step-by-step guidance ; suggestions on extending themes ; guidelines on developing original dance segments ; over forty graded dance experiences.
This thesis project was created to explore the value of dance in early childhood education. How aware are early educators of the benefits of dance and creative movement in early education? In the present study, 15 graduate students who were enrolled in an early childhood education curriculum course were asked to participate in the Just Dance. The participants were asked to complete a pre and post workshop questionnaire, and engage in a salsa lesson. The results of their experience and implications are discussed. In addition, future research is discussed highlighting some of the benefits of dance and movement for young children.
Proceedings of the International Early Childhood Creative Arts Conference, Los Angeles, California, December 6-9, 1990
Author: Lynnette Young Overby
Publisher: Amer Alliance for Health Physical
Category: Family & Relationships
This conference focused on the central role of play and arts throughout the early childhood years, the unique learning styles of young children (ages 3-8), and children's developmental needs. Special emphasis was placed on curriculum, assessment, the essential role of the arts in learning, multicultural awareness, needs of special populations, and the interrelatedness of the arts in the learning process. The participants were early childhood and arts educators who have responsibility for designing and implementing quality educational experiences for young children. The book is organized into four major sections. Section 1, "General Sessions," provides theoretical material in the areas of curriculum development, arts assessment, and child development. The second section, "Specific Arts Instruction," contains many practical activities as well as theoretical discourses in music, art, dance, and drama. Section 3, "Model Programs," describes three well-developed arts programs. The final section, "Multicultural/International Programs," includes information about creative arts programs of various countries and a multicultural perspective for program development. (LL)
This Twenty-Eighth Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.
Grades PreK2 Get your little movers and shakers up and out of their seats with Songs for Dancing. Each lesson teaches curriculum targets for dance, music, and physical education, while reinforcing literacy, sequence, and many other early childhood concepts. A DVD that features instructional tips and demonstrations of each movement activity rounds out this must-have resource.