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1 MVPA – Everyday! I Am Moving, I Am Learning The Office of Head Start Patty Kimbrell, M.Ed.

2 Early Childhood Goals Primary Objective: To increase moderate to vigorous physical activity in a variety of settings. -With preschool-aged children -With families -With staff Welcome!

3 Early Childhood Goals Secondary Objective: To intentionally facilitate integration of active learning via physical activity. -School readiness skills -Motor skills for development -Music & nutrition Welcome!

4 Answer: Moderate to vigorous physical activity Why do children need MVPA? 25% of children do not get any MVPA during their day What is MVPA? Accumulate 60 minutes a day

5 Literacy Language Development Mathematics Science Creative Arts Social-Emotional Development Approaches to Learning Physical Health & Development HS Child Outcomes Framework 8 Domains

6 A Childs PLAY is their Work! Props on the Floor

7 Moving and Learning

8 Instant Activity with Music! Songs increase physical activity everywhere and for everyone Songs can teach school readiness skills Songs are ideal for limited space Songs liven up staff meetings

9 Lets Get Started! Swing and Sway Choosy Freeze / Dance Freeze Build A Bridge With a Letter or Two

10 Swing and Sway Transitioning music Traveling and Stabilizing skills Balance

11 Choosy Freeze / Dance Freeze Auditory cue discrimination Listening skills Warm-up the body!

12 Build A Bridge Cooperative play Language development Listening skills, following directions Sequencing/patterning Imaginative play

13 Bridge Una puente Tunnel Un tunel Road Una calle Cave Una cueva Tower Una torre Wall Una pared Build A Bridge Diagram courtesy of Angela Russ

14 With a Letter or Two Letter and number recognition Gross motor movement Sensory integration School readiness skills

15 Lets Talk MVPA and Settings Swing and Sway Build A Bridge Choosy Freeze Dance Freeze With a Letter or Two With Children With Staff With Families

16 Literacy Language Development Mathematics Science Creative Arts Social-Emotional Development Approaches to Learning Physical Health & Development Name The Domain!

17 Activity Ropes Learn while you play! -School Readiness skills -Shapes, numbers, letters, patterns, body part identification, etc.

18 Songs That Teach! Wild Vines

19 Songs That Teach! Take That Rope (Letters)

20 Songs That Teach! In My Body

21 Motor skill development (hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, locomotor skills, etc.) Integrate school readiness skills (shapes, colors, matching, graphing, etc.) Use a variety of manipulatives/equipment Oriental Trading Company: Hands On Fun for teachers Limited Space & MVPA

22 Shake, Mix, Pound, Roll MVPA, Upper body strength Limited Space with Scarves

23 Toss & Catch Hand-eye coordination Limited Space with Scarves

24 Follow The Leader Small group, leadership, creativity Limited Space with Scarves

25 Literacy Language Development Mathematics Science Creative Arts Social-Emotional Development Approaches to Learning Physical Health & Development Name The Domain!

26 MVPA Together! IMIL and Families

27 We Can! Resource To request a free We Can! parent handbook: WE CAN (Available in English and Spanish)

28 Take a Parent for a Walk! Families and MVPA What can families do to increase their PA levels?

29 Have Fun & Be Active

30 Promote MVPA with children: –Via Intentional Facilitation of play –In limited space –When transitioning Promote MVPA with families: –Demonstrate practical ideas for families to be active –Encourage families to disguise school readiness skills in FUN ways Promote MVPA with staff: –Be a role model –Incorporate PA at staff meetings –Increase staff wellness PA Wrap-Up on MVPA

31 Questions ?????

32 Thank You! Contact Information: Patty Kimbrell, M.Ed (cell)


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