This book not only supports 'playing out' as an integral part of children’s natural growth and development, but also provides early years workers with a full programme of outdoor physical activities to promote physical, social and ...
Author: Janice Filer
'There’s a growing awareness that for the good of their health, children need to be out and about more, with their friends, exploring the outdoor world in their own way.' - Nicola Butler, Director of the Free Play Network It is widely acknowledged that children today do not get outdoors often enough and there are serious concerns about children's activity levels and rising associated behavioural, mental and health problems. With such structured and technology-driven lives, it is easy for young children to stay indoors, play on computers and not socialise with other children in a healthy and active way. This book not only supports 'playing out' as an integral part of children’s natural growth and development, but also provides early years workers with a full programme of outdoor physical activities to promote physical, social and behavioural skills. This book is a guidebook to setting up an outdoor physical activity programme in any early years setting. The book focuses on how getting outdoors and taking part in physical activities will provide children with positive fun experiences to enhance their general learning and development. The programme can be adapted to suit any timescale - from a whole term to one or two days. Key features include showing practitioners: how to make the most of their outdoor area for all children step by step explanations to the outdoor activities how to engage participants (including parents) how to set up and plan activities ideas for group and individual assessment how to carry out risk assessments how an outdoors programme can change children's lives for the better.
Filer, J. (2008), Healthy, Active and Outside!: Running an Outdoor Programme in the Early Years, Oxon: Routledge. Friedman, W. J. (1991), 'The Development of Children's Memory for the Time of Past Events', in Child Development, ...
Author: Russell Grigg
As primary subjects are increasingly being taught on an interdisciplinary level, Russell Grigg and Sioned Hughes have created an innovative new text, Teaching Primary Humanities. This new text explores current debate, encourages reflection and provides clear guidance on planning, teaching and assessing the humanities from the Early Years to Key Stage 2. Through a blend of theory and real-life examples, Grigg and Hughes demonstrate the contribution that history, geography and religious education can make to enhancing children’s thinking, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. Whether you are a trainee or a practitioner, this book will develop your knowledge of how young children’s understanding of place, time and community can be fostered through a play-based curriculum. It will also benefit teachers of older children looking to encourage more independent learning in their schools. About the authors: Dr Russell Grigg is Head of the South West Wales Centre of Teacher Education. He is a trained primary inspector for England and Wales. He has written widely in the field of history and primary education including Wales in the Victorian Age and Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher. Dr Sioned Hughes is Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Training at the South West Wales Centre of Teacher Education. She has published many educational materials, especially in primary geography. Her work on Patagonia was recognised by the Welsh Books Council as the ‘Bestselling Children’s Book’ in 2011.
Filer, J (2008) Healthy, outside and active: Running an outdoors programme in the early years. London: David Fulton. Fog Olwig, K and Gulløv, E (eds) (2004) Children's places. London: Routledge. Fraser, S, Lewis, V, Ding, S, Kellett, ...
Author: Simon Catling
Written with reference to the 2007 Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and initiatives such as the Primary National Strategy, each chapter offers practical guidance on topics such as planning, assessment and the creation of resources. It provides summaries of key topics in primary geography, including the study of places, environmental sustainability, learning beyond the classroom, global issues, citizenship and cross-curricular approaches to promote children′s subject knowledge, well-being and learning within primary geography. With research summaries, practical and reflective tasks, and classroom examples, this book helps trainees and NQTs teach primary geography confidently and creatively throughout the primary school.
Filer, J (2008) Healthy, Outside and Active: Running an Outdoors Programme in the Early Years. London: David Fulton. Firth, R (2011) Making geography visible as an object of study in the secondary curriculum.
Author: Simon Catling
This book outlines how good teaching of primary geography can extend children's world awareness and help them make connections between their environmental and geographical experiences. Chapters offer guidance on important learning and teaching issues as well as the use and creation of resources from the school environment to the global context. It covers all the key topics in primary geography including: understanding places physical and human geography environmental sustainability learning outside the classroom global issues citizenship and social justice. Summaries, classroom examples and practical and reflective tasks are included throughout to foster understanding and support the effective teaching of primary geography.
Targetarea Active opportunities (Daily opportunities that may result in more physical activity) Fixed play environment (Equipment that is anchored or fixed within the center's outdoor environment) Portable play environment (Presenceof ...
Author: Arthur J. Reynolds
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Health and Education in Early Childhood presents conceptual issues, research findings, and program and policy implications in promoting well-being in health and education in the first five years of life. Leading researchers in the multidisciplinary fields of early learning and human capital formation explore the themes of the integration of health and education in promoting young children's well-being; the timing of influences on child development; and the focus on multiple levels of strategies to promote healthy early development. Through this, a unique framework is provided to better understand how early childhood health and education predictors and interventions contribute to well-being at individual, family community, and societal levels and to policy development. Key topics addressed in the chapters include nutritional status, parenting, cognitive development and school readiness, conduct problems and antisocial behavior, obesity, and well-being in later childhood and adulthood.
As PA has been closely linked to outdoor time (Larouche et al., 2017) and access to outdoor play within the early years ... Active. miles. Daily PA interventions have been recommended by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) ...
Author: Richard Bailey
Evidence suggests that the first 10 or so years of life create the foundation for subsequent participation in recreational and health-related physical activity. This book brings together researchers and practitioners with expertise in issues related to physical activity, physical education, and sport during the primary/elementary phase of schooling, to explore these important issues. Combining inter-disciplinary perspectives, the book addresses the inherent complexity of researching with young children. It looks at the evidence on development during the first 10 years and how that evidence relates to physical activity and to sport, in pre-school, school and out of school. Finally, the book offers a series of national case studies, from Asia, Europe and Africa, demonstrating the importance of age-appropriate sport and physical activity. This is important reading for any student, researcher, educator or policy maker with an interest in physical activity and health, education in the early years or at primary/elementary level, paediatric exercise science, or youth sport.
For example, to examine the benefits of physical activity in Years 3 to 4 (MPA), an integration with outdoor games ... heavy emphasis on active play and minor (modified) games, and rhythmic and expressive activities in the early years.
Author: Gerald Griggs
The Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education goes further than any other book in exploring the specific theoretical and practical components of teaching PE at the primary or elementary school level. As the most comprehensive review of theory, research and practice in primary PE yet published, it represents an essential evidence-based guide for all students, researchers and practitioners working in this area. Written by a team of leading international primary PE specialists from academic and practitioner backgrounds, this handbook examines the three discourses that dominate contemporary PE: health, education and sport. With case studies from twelve countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and South Korea, it provides a truly international perspective on key themes and issues such as: primary PE pedagogy, policy and curriculum development assessment and standards child development diversity and inclusion teacher training and professional development. Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, this handbook is an invaluable reference for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme in primary physical education or any primary teacher training course with a physical education element.
Blair Doyle has an active outdoor background, having hiked, biked, climbed, parachuted, kayaked, and canoed most of Atlantic ... for implementation of the now nationalized Wilderness Remote First Aid Program in Atlantic Canada in 1996.
Author: Kevin Redmond
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Review: "Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education is a flexible, easy-to-use reference that helps you deliver outdoor activities whether you are a physical educator, a youth or outdoor recreation leader, or a camp or resort leader. You will discover an abundance of ideas that can make your job easier, enrich your teaching knowledge, and broaden your current programs." "Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education grounds you in the essentials of outdoor education by streamlining your preparation and paving the way for a smooth delivery of effective outdoor instruction."--Jacket
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood's recently released report on play highlighted the ... While it is still too soon to determine the impact of the Canadian Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play, ...
Author: Tim Waller
A coordinated and comprehensive volume of international research on this subject edited by members of the well-established European Early Childhood Education Research Association Outdoor Play and Learning SIG (OPAL).
In addition, 281 stated they had offered outdoor walking, hiking, bicycling, and/or running programs. In this chapter, we'll take a look at ... The original impetus of the first StoryWalk® was to increase healthy living among Americans.
Author: Noah Lenstra
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This broad-ranging resource is for librarians who want to begin a new program or incorporate healthy living into an existing one. From garden plots to cooking classes, StoryWalks to free yoga, more and more libraries are developing innovative programs and partnerships to encourage healthy living. Libraries increasingly provide health and wellness programs for all ages and abilities, and Healthy Living at the Library is intended for library staff of all types who want to offer programs and services that foster healthy living, particularly in the domains of food and physical activity. Author Noah Lenstra, who has extensive experience directing and advising on healthy living programs, first outlines steps librarians should take when starting programs, highlighting the critical role of community partnerships. The second section of the book offers detailed instructions for running different types of programs for different ages and abilities. A third section includes advice on keeping the momentum of a program going and assessing program impacts. Lenstra offers tips on how to overcome challenges or roadblocks that may arise. An appendix contains resources you can adapt to get these programs off the ground, including waivers of liability, memoranda of understanding, and examples of strategic plans and assessment tools. Learn how to start, run, and sustain healthy living programs Get inspired to develop new programs based on the successes of librarians throughout North America Determine how to overcome challenges and roadblocks Refer to practical resources you can adapt for your own library