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Experiences in Movement With Music, Activities, and Theory



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  • Experiences in Movement Birth to Age Eight
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This updated second edition is the complete text on understanding the role of movement in a young child's life and education. It is the only text that combines the theory and practice of how movement education addresses physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development of young children. Written for pre service and in service early childhood educators, this text covers the contents of a movement program, lesson planning, developmentally appropriate teaching methods, and choosing and using music. Also discussed are methods for integrating movement and music throughout the school-day curriculum.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xiii
The Basics of Movement Education
Movement's Role in Child Developmentp. 2
The Physical Domainp. 2
The Social/Emotional Domainp. 9
The Cognitive Domainp. 14
Key Pointsp. 22
Assignmentsp. 22
Referencesp. 23
Movement's Role in Musical and Creative Developmentp. 27
Music and the Young Childp. 27
Creativity and the Young Childp. 35
Key Pointsp. 42
Assignmentsp. 42
Referencesp. 43
Child Development Characteristics and Their Impact on the Movement Programp. 45
Toddlersp. 46
Preschoolersp. 58
Early Elementary Childrenp. 68
Children with Special Needsp. 78
Key Pointsp. 86
Assignmentsp. 89
Referencesp. 89
Content of the Movement Programp. 92
The Elements of Movementp. 93
Locomotor Skillsp. 98
Nonlocomotor Skillsp. 106
Manipulative Skillsp. 113
Educational Gymnastic Skillsp. 119
Key Pointsp. 125
Assignmentsp. 125
Referencesp. 126
Planning For Movement and Music
Lesson Planningp. 130
Creating Lesson Plansp. 131
Developmental Progressionsp. 135
Using a Variety of Movement Themesp. 137
Using a Single Movement Themep. 139
Using a Single Unit Themep. 141
Key Pointsp. 143
Assignmentsp. 144
Referencesp. 144
The When, Where, and What of Movement Sessionsp. 146
Schedulingp. 147
Spacep. 150
Group Sizep. 153
Attirep. 153
Equipment and Propsp. 154
Key Pointsp. 167
Assignmentsp. 168
Referencesp. 169
Choosing and Using Musicp. 170
Choosing Musicp. 170
Using Musicp. 175
Sample Activitiesp. 189
Key Pointsp. 193
Assignmentsp. 193
Referencesp. 194
Facilitating Movement Experiences
Teaching Methodsp. 196
The Direct Approachp. 197
Guided Discoveryp. 200
Explorationp. 204
Key Pointsp. 210
Assignmentsp. 211
Referencesp. 211
Creating and Maintaining a Positive Learning Environmentp. 213
Tried and Tested Teaching Tipsp. 214
What about the Nonparticipant?p. 220
What about Disruptive Behavior?p. 221
The Role of Relaxationp. 223
Key Pointsp. 225
Assignmentsp. 226
Referencesp. 226
Movement and Music Through the Day
Movement across the Curriculump. 230
Artp. 233
Language Artsp. 239
Mathematicsp. 242
Sciencep. 248
Social Studiesp. 253
Putting It All Togetherp. 257
Key Pointsp. 260
Assignmentsp. 261
Referencesp. 262
Using Movement and Music for Transitionsp. 263
Arrivalp. 265
Transitions within the Classroomp. 269
Transitions to Outside the Classroomp. 271
Cleanupp. 272
Nap Timep. 274
Departurep. 275
Key Pointsp. 276
Assignmentsp. 277
Referencesp. 277
Bringing Movement Education Outdoorsp. 278
Playground Spacep. 280
Climbing Structuresp. 282
Balance Beamsp. 283
Tunnelsp. 284
Platformsp. 285
Tiresp. 286
Sandp. 287
Riding Toysp. 287
Slidesp. 288
Swingsp. 289
Key Pointsp. 292
Assignmentsp. 293
Referencesp. 293
Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Movement Programs for Young Children Ages 3-5p. 295
Backgroundp. 295
Quality Movement Programs for Young Childrenp. 296
Premises of Movement Programs for Young Childrenp. 297
Intended Audiencep. 299
Integrated Components of Appropriate and Inappropriate Practice in Movement Programs for Young Children Ages 3-5p. 299
Sources and Resourcesp. 308
Professional Organizations and Publicationsp. 308
Relevant Publicationsp. 309
Movement and Physical Education Book Publishersp. 310
Books on Making Instrumentsp. 310
Sources for Ordering Instrumentsp. 311
Sources for Ordering Recordingsp. 312
Sources for Ordering Equipment and Propsp. 313
Movement Specialists and Workshopsp. 314
Glossaryp. 317
Indexp. 321
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