190 Activities to Move from Morning Circle to the End of the Day
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Author: Rae Pica
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 144, © 2003
As children pretend to trudge their way through knee-deep marshmallow fluff, or zoom around like a vacuum cleaner, even cleaning up the classroom becomes an enjoyable experience. Thanks to transitions that are both fun and educational, the minutes between planned activities become moments that children actually look forward to. With Teachable Transitions, each and every preschooler will be engaged and interested all day long!
Filled with movement activities, games, fingerplays, chants, and songs, Teachable Transitions offers a variety of ways for your preschoolers to move through their day. Organized by categories such as "Arrival," "Outside," "Snacks & Lunch," and "Cleanup," each transition will hold the children's attention as they go from one activity to the next. The "Ready, Set, Go," format turns ordinary, everyday transitions into stress-free learning moments.
- Moving Like Animals
- Freeze, Shake, and Clean
- Tiptoe to Tiptop Shape
- Get Ready, Spaghetti
- What's My Shape?
- Statues and Rag Dolls
- Tummy to Tummy
…and many, many more!
"Just when you think you've collected every transition idea, along come Rae Pica's sensational, fun-filled, rhythmic movement activities. This collection provides doable 'out-of-the-box' ideas... Try them and see!-Dr. Vicki Speaks"
Rae Pica has been a children's movement specialist since 1980. She is the founder/director of Moving & Learning, a company offering services and materials related to physical activity for children from birth to age eight. Rae served on the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) task force that created guidelines for early childhood physical activity, and is a columnist for Young Children, the journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). A popular speaker and workshop leader, she has consulted for groups such as Nickelodeon's Blues Clues, the Sesame Street Research Department, the Centers for Disease Control, Gymboree Play & Music Centers, and the Head Start Bureau. Rae is also co-creator and host of a radio program called "Body, Mind and Child," in which she interviews experts in early childhood education, child development, the neurosciences, and more.
Rae Pica lives in Alexandria, Virginia.