Physical activity is as important for the growth and development of young children as is the establishment of healthy eating habits. Successful introduction of movement to children requires well-organized, fun, inclusive activities that have clear instructions and planned transitions. This module prepares the early care and education professional to plan and implement physical activities with young children and includes a wealth of practical, low cost, and easy-to-implement activities. (K7.3 C2, CDA2) 2 hours
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Describe the benefits of physical activity.
- Identify goals for physical activity movement for young children.
- Determine essential elements for successful leadership of physical activities with young children.
- Understand the importance of role modeling physical activities with young children.
- Plan at least one new activity to implement with children in the child care setting.
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