Physical Education for Young Children places the focus squarely where it needs to be: on the fundamentals. The book provides teachers with the following tools:
- A logical progression of movement skills, including the ABCs of movement, body-part identification, and nonlocomotor, locomotor, and manipulative skills
- Awareness of the elements of movement: space, shape, time, force, flow, and rhythm
- An understanding of the developmental differences between younger students and their older counterparts
- Guidance in understanding the unique needs of 4- to 8-year-olds and writing developmentally appropriate lesson plans to meet those needs while making connections across the curriculum
- Many activities that develop motor skills, manipulative skills, fitness, and the understanding of the elements of movement
In addition, Physical Education for Young Children offers guidance in teaching across subject areas to provide an interdisciplinary approach, offers sample lesson plans to meet the unique needs of the little ones, and lists resources for children’s music, equipment, and props.
With Physical Education for Young Children, PE teachers will no longer have to ask what to do with the little ones. They will know—and they will be able to build a physical education curriculum that serves the unique needs of 4- to 8-year-olds.