A complete movement education resource for early childhood and physical education professionals, EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT teaches students the importance of movement in the physical, emotional, and educational growth of children. In addition to teaching movement's role in traditional child development areas -- physical, affective, and cognitive -- EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT details musical and creative development, and is the only text of its kind to do both. The text includes an entire movement program; lesson planning; guidelines for music selection and usage; developmentally appropriate teaching methods; and tried-and-true tips for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment with children on the move.
Table of Contents
Part 1: THE BASICS OF MOVEMENT EDUCATION.
1. Movement's Role in Child Development.
2. Movement's Role in Musical and Creative Development.
3. Child Development Characteristics and Their Impact on the Movement Program.
4. Content of the Movement Program.
Part 2: PLANNING FOR MOVEMENT AND MUSIC.
5. Lesson Planning.
6. The When, Where, and What of Movement Sessions.
7. Choosing and Using Music.
Part 3: FACILITATING MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES.
8. Teaching Methods.
9. Creating and Maintaining a Positive Learning Environment.
Part 4: MOVEMENT AND MUSIC THROUGH THE DAY.
10. Movement Across the Curriculum.
11. Using Movement and Music for Transitions.
12. Bringing Movement Education Outdoors.
Appendix 1: Appropriate Practices in Movement Programs for Children.
Appendix 2: Sources and Resources.
Show students how to weave music and movement into their days with lesson plans, music selections, and developmentally appropriate teaching methods that prepare them to make movement a part of every lesson.
Offer enhanced learning and research opportunities with practical chapter assignments.
Demonstrate how to implement movement and music programs quickly and easily with the text's sources for ordering recordings, musical instruments, equipment, and more.
Meet the needs of students and practitioners who teach or will teach children ages birth to eight years -- making this the only movement resource they need!
Provide the most current information available with the text's practical references, such as Appropriate Practice in Movement Programs for Children Ages Three to Five from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (found in the appendices).
New to this Edition
Add infant-based content to your course with information that is appropriate for use with newborns and babies.
Address the growing problem of sedentary children today, and its impact on weight and health.
Guide students to additional resources with helpful website URLs at the end of each chapter.
Focus on the most important topics with key terms given at the beginning of each chapter.
About the Author
Founder and director of Moving & Learning, Rae Pica is an internationally recognized education consultant specializing in early childhood physical activity. Known for her lively and informative presentations, she has worked with the Sesame Street Research Department, Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, and state health departments throughout the country. She is the author of 17 books, including the three-book MOVING & LEARNING Series, the award-winning GREAT GAMES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, and JUMP INTO LITERACY: ACTIVE LEARNING FOR PRESCHOOLERS. Ms. Pica also hosts the syndicated podcast, "Body, Mind, and Child," interviewing experts in the fields of early childhood education, motor development/physical education, the neurosciences, and more.