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Natural Fun Takes a Backseat to Tech Time for Kids & Families

Natural Fun Takes a Backseat to Tech Time for Kids & Families | Motor activity for young children | Scoop.it
ORLANDO, Fla., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From weekday afternoons huddled in front of gaming consoles to weekends...
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A recent survey shows that families are spending significanly more time indoors and relying on tech than in the past. Family obligations and structured events fill out the remainer of the day. The article offers some ways to make outdoor time a family affair.

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Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School

Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School | Motor activity for young children | Scoop.it
Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases.
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While creating lifelong habits begin in early childhood, these healthy behaviors need to be reinforced throughout our lives. This book examines the status and trends in physical activities related to school policies. The authors make the case for the benefits of physical activity in healthy growth, development and academic performance. You can read this book online  for free by registering with National Academies Press.

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NASPE's Teacher Toolbox

NASPE's Teacher Toolbox | Motor activity for young children | Scoop.it
Visit NASPE's Teacher Toolbox every month to download instant activity ideas, classroom resources and physical activity calendars. Available for early childhood, elementary, and secondary school in English and Spanish.
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National Association for Sport and Physical Education - Information for teachers, caregivers, curriculum developers, coaches and parents.

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Pre-Crawling: Pivoting and Reversing

Pre-Crawling: Pivoting and Reversing | Motor activity for young children | Scoop.it
Before kids can learn to crawl they need to work on the components of crawling.  In addition to those components many of the kids learn how to commando (or belly) crawl first and in order to learn...

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Every motor skill builds on earlier skills.

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5 Eco-Friendly Fine Motor Skills Activities That You Can Make With Your Child | Inhabitots

5 Eco-Friendly Fine Motor Skills Activities That You Can Make With Your Child | Inhabitots | Motor activity for young children | Scoop.it
You can help your child fine tune their fine motor skill development by making fun activity games with them using only items that you find in your recycling bin.
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Fine Motor Skills Challenge (and some math)

Fine Motor Skills Challenge (and some math) | Motor activity for young children | Scoop.it
Work on fine motor skill development as well as counting and estimation with this simple at home or in classroom activity.
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Include motor skills development in all subjects.

 

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Is It the Early Childhood Professional's Job to Worry About Fitness?

Is It the Early Childhood Professional's Job to Worry About Fitness? | Motor activity for young children | Scoop.it
What many early childhood professionals don't realize is that the brain and the body are inseparable, especially for young children.
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Do you plan opportunities to move in your program?

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