2nd May, 2012 - Posted by - 6 Comments
It’s official. It’s THE PERFECT TIME to rededicate yourself to getting the children in your world physically active!
Why this week?
What does physical activity and physical education look like in the early years? Active play, of course!
Through active play, young children learn the fundamental movement skills while also learning to enjoy moving their bodies. Focusing on active play versus screen time and other sedentary activities in the early years can help children develop the love of movement and set them on the path to a healthy lifestyle.
Visit HSBS for a variety of resources to help you incorporate movement across the curriculum. Educators will also find free online courses and webinars. Parents can download our Healthy Homes Activity Sheets and monthly Get Moving Today! Activity Calendars.
Work with or have older children? Visit the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) for activity ideas and resources.
So what are you waiting for?! It’s time to move, play, and learn!
Unplug and go play outdoors! ~ Bethe
Blogger Bio: Bethe Almeras, MS, is the Center Director for Head Start Body Start. A long time educator and play advocate, she is passionate about outdoor play and connecting children with nature. In her free time Bethe writes a blog, The Grass Stain Guru, and can often be found playing outside. She is particularly fond of squirrels. And turtles. And sandpipers. And…