Presentation on theme: "INTENTIONAL PLANNING FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (PA) MARY SONNENBERG, DELAWARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (DIEEC) Lesson Plan Edits."— Presentation transcript:
INTENTIONAL PLANNING FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (PA) MARY SONNENBERG, DELAWARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (DIEEC) Lesson Plan Edits
What is important when planning PA? Think intentionally It’s common for teachers to list “outdoor time” with no plan Think about the skill development you need to support Think about the interests of the children Think about how to imbed PA into daily transitions Think about adding a PA center in your classroom Think about the materials you need as you plan Help teachers see themselves as important role models
Provide opportunities for both adult-led and child-led PA For both structured and unstructured PA Set up a supportive environment Encourage teachers to model enjoyment Structured PA: teacher-led, developmentally appropriate Age-appropriate motor skill development Engages children with minimal or no waiting Vigorous: gets children breathing harder for short periods Unstructured PA: child-led free play Activities that encourage children’s individual interests Requires teacher engagement with children
Lesson Plan Edits - Physical Activity Physical Activities from Lesson Plans Materials Needed Why are we doing it? How/when?How would you increase PA? Balance beam Bubble play Scarf waving to music Walking up and down stairs Freeze dance Roll the ball to your name Recess/Exercise/ Outside Walking
Lesson Plan Edits - Physical Activity Physical Activities from Lesson Plans Materials Needed Why ?How/when?How would you increase PA?
Next steps… On your tables are some materials from our bag of “goodies”. Think about how you could use these to increase physical activity in your programs. Extra lesson plan editing forms are on the tables and in your binders for copying back at your programs. There is a second, similar lesson plan editing form on the tables and in your binders that we will introduce later: Integrating Healthy Eating (HE) and Physical Activity (PA) and Early Learning Guidelines or Standards into Planning. It gives a prompt for thinking about linking across domains.