Active Play! Fun Physical Activities for Young Children

Active Play

When: Friday, February 14 & Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:00 AM– 4:00 PM

Venue: Dar Jana School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Presenter: Prof Diane Craft, Ph.D, State University of New York at Cortland, Consultant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Subject Matter Expert on Physical Activity in Early Care and Education, USA

Learn fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate physical activities that can be played in small spaces including apartment living rooms and nursery classrooms. These physical activities use only readily available, inexpensive equipment to give children many opportunities to explore moderate to vigorous movement in safe ways. Lead these activities to encourage children 3 to 5 years of age to develop their fundamental movement skills and fitness as well as rehearse varied academic concepts. This session is designed for kindergarten teachers seeking practical, motivating, fun ways to promote physical activity among toddlers and preschoolers.

Workshop Learning objectives:

1. Describe how physical activity can help prevent childhood obesity through providing daily high-quality active play opportunities for the young children in their care.

2. Identify numerous inclusive, developmentally appropriate physical activities that are motivating, non-competitive, and can help children develop their fundamental movement skills and physical fitness.

3. Explain how to lead physical activities that use only readily available inexpensive equipment and work in small spaces.

Handout:

Book/DVD set titled Active Play! Fun Physical Activities for Young Children: a practical resource for training childcare providers.

The 52 physical activities in Active Play! Are:

• created for toddlers and preschoolers to play together!
• easy to lead, fun to do!
• inexpensive, using easy-to-get equipment!
• designed for children to develop fundamental movement skills and physical fitness!
• inclusive of children with special needs!

Pre-Training Reading Resources

TRAINING AGENDA

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