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Learning In Motion

Author : Patricia Angermeier
ISBN : 9781932565904
Genre : Education
File Size : 58.48 MB
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Age-appropriate activities for every week of the school year! Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and primary classes, each activity has been developed to attract and keep children's interest by using a multi-sensory approach, in order to improve children's learning and behavior. Each classroom-ready activity includes: Activity goals Time required Educational objectives Materials list Step-by-step procedures Adaptations for children with special needs Multilevel instruction to match different abilities Activities are organized by month (the book begins with September activities and ends with August activities), so educators can quickly choose activities that correspond with seasons, holidays, and educational goals throughout the year. Each activity also includes a "Letter to Parents" that may be copied and sent home with the children. These specially tailored letters provide a brief description of the activity, explain the educational purpose behind it, and suggest related home activities to help the children grow. Learning in Motion is perfect for preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, primary school teachers, special educators, support personnel, staff-development specialists, early-childhood specialists, and more!
Category: Education

Basics Of Fine Motor Skills

Author : Heather Greutman
ISBN : 1544058330
Genre : Motor ability in children
File Size : 87.56 MB
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Your Guide to Fine Motor Skill Development in the Home, Classroom, or Therapy Practice. Learn all of the basics of fine motor development and get age appropriate fine motor activity suggestions for kids of all ages. In Basics of Fine Motor Skills, you'll learn which skills are important for fine motor development, plus what fine motor development looks like in children at all age levels. Explore how gross motor, visual-motor, and sensory processing skills affect fine motor development. Plus learn what fine motor red flags to look for as your child develops. Get activity ideas and suggestions for all the different fine motor skills and also find age appropriate activities based on your child's skills and abilities. Your go-to-guide for everything fine motor related, it's the perfect resource for parents, teachers, and therapists.
Category: Motor ability in children

Adaptive Fitness Gross Motor Development

Author : Ricardo A. Cunningham
ISBN : 9781503555426
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 62.69 MB
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An increasing majority of children with varying levels of disabilities including autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities and behavior disorders; as well as typically developing children with varying skill levels, exhibit challenges with motor delays, co-ordination, self-esteem and weight management issues. These challenges make it difficult for children to just be children and participate in group activities with their peers. Early intervention is critical when dealing with such issues. Now, with the help of Adaptive Fitness & Gross Motor Development, parents will be able to work with their children in the comfort of their home. They will have a step by step guide on how to perform gross motor development activities the correct way and with proper form. They will be given step by step guide on how to perform hands on techniques for each activity for those children that need more assistance with performing the skills. And more importantly, they will be able to interact, connect with, empower, and motivate their children into going beyond unexpected limits.
Category: Health & Fitness

Promoting Physical Activity Healthy Eating And Gross Motor Skills Development Among Preschoolers Attending Childcare Centers Process Evaluation Of The Healthy Start D Part Sant Intervention Using The Re Aim Framework

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ISBN : OCLC:1053734421
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Highlights: The RE-AIM framework was employed to conduct a process evaluation of a physical activity and healthy eating intervention in childcare centers. The intervention had a broad reach across childcare centers in two Canadian provinces. Challenges were identified in relation to implementation and sustainability. Recommendation to address resistance to change and low levels of engagement among childcare staff. Abstract: Background: The Healthy Start-Départ Santé intervention was developed to promote physical activity, gross motor skills and healthy eating among preschoolers attending childcare centers. This process evaluation aimed to report the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance of the Healthy Start-Départ Santé intervention. Methods: The RE-AIM framework was used to guide this process evaluation. Data were collected across 140 childcare centers who received the Healthy Start-Départ Santé intervention in the provinces of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, Canada. Quantitative data were collected through director questionnaires at 10 months and 2 years after the initial training and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Qualitative data were collected throughout the intervention. Results: The intervention was successful in reaching a large number of childcare centres and engaging both rural and urban communities across Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Centres reported increasing opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating, which were generally low-cost, easy and quick to implement. However, these changes were rarely transformed into formal written policies. A total of 87% of centers reported using the physical activity resource and 68% using the nutrition resource on a weekly basis. Implementation fidelity of the initial training was high. Of those centers who received the initial training, 75% participated in the mid-point booster session training. Two year post-implementation questionnaires indicated that 47% of centers were still using the Active Play Equipment kit, while 42% were still using the physical activity resource and 37% were still using the nutrition resource. Key challenges to implementation and sustainability identified during the evaluation were consistent among all of the REAIM elements. These challenges included lack of time, lack of support from childcare staff and low parental engagement. Conclusions: Findings from this study suggest the implementation of Healthy Start-Départ Santé may be improved further by addressing resistance to change and varied levels of engagement among childcare staff. In addition, further work is needed to provide parents with opportunities to engage in HSDS with their children.

Simple Low Cost Games And Activities For Sensorimotor Learning

Author : Lisa A. Kurtz
ISBN : 9780857008794
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 24.86 MB
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This practical sourcebook is packed full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children. Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child's individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills. This sourcebook is the key to easy-to-understand, low-cost, and effective games and activities that will support the development of sensorimotor skills. It is a useful tool for parents, carers, therapists, and teachers of children with or without special needs.
Category: Psychology

Essentials Of Pediatric Nursing

Author : Terri Kyle
ISBN : 0781751152
Genre : Medical
File Size : 83.88 MB
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"Essentials of Pediatric Nursing is intended for Pediatric Nursing courses with an integrated pediatric curriculum. It provides a unique concept-based approach and nursing process focus, that helps students go from concept to application by building on previously mastered knowledge from other courses. Organized into four logical units, Kyle: Essentials of Pediatric Nursing covers a broad scope of topics with an emphasis on common issues and pediatric-specific information. In addition, it has a variety of learning features to ensure student retention, such as, Healthy People 2010 boxes, Threaded Case Studies and Comparison Charts highlighting common diseases. Plus, it includes a BONUS CD-ROM and companion website that provide numerous resources for both students and instructors, including video clips of each developmental stage and care of the hospitalized child!
Category: Medical

Early Education Curriculum A Child S Connection To The World

Author : Nancy Beaver
ISBN : 9781337515146
Genre : Education
File Size : 70.85 MB
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EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the role of observation and assessment in early childhood programming, the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, setting up an inclusive child-centered environment, and the uses of evaluation and documentation for continuous program improvement. Updated with current research and standards, the text continues to present new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The seventh edition includes more material on diversity and diversity strategies, activity plans for different age groups, and more floor plans. New case studies provide examples of how activities planned align with specific standards, and allow students to apply knowledge gained to real-life situations. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many hands-on teaching tips. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education