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Encouraging Physical Activity in Preschoolers
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Steve Sanders, Professor, University of South Florida
Sponsored by Gryphon House
The goal of this edWebinar is to discuss locomotor or traveling skills, and the importance of children developing a foundation of these skills at a young age. We know from research that the skills of rolling over, sitting up, crawling, balancing, walking, running, marching, galloping, skipping, hopping, jumping, chasing, fleeing, and dodging are extremely important to the development of other physical skills. They not only provide a foundation for the curricular goal of assisting children in becoming physically active and healthy throughout life, but learning these skills may also add to cognitive and social development.
Viewcrs will hear from Dr. Steve Sanders, Professor at the University of South Florida, on:
- Research-based information on the importance of traveling skills
- Activities that can be implemented to assist children you work with every day in the development of these important skills
- A variety of traveling activities for children from infants through six-year-olds that you can add to your daily physical activity curriculum
Early childhood teachers and administrators are invited to watch this recorded event. Learn how to encourage physical activity with the young children under your care.
About the Presenter
Dr. Steve Sanders is a professor in the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of South Florida. His professional focus has been on preparing the next generation of teachers to assist children in becoming physically active and healthy for a lifetime. Dr. Sanders works as a university professor and early childhood consultant specializing in development of curriculum, assessment, and instructional strategies for promoting early childhood physical activity.
He has taught and promoted the concept of being physically active for life throughout his career while working with all age levels from university students to infant/parent and toddler movement classes, to teaching preschool, elementary, and high school physical education while also coaching both high school and youth sport teams. Dr. Sanders is the author of the books Designing Preschool Movement Programs (1992); Active for Life: Developmentally Appropriate Movement Programs for Young Children (2002); and the 2015 Gryphon House book series Encouraging Physical Activity in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; along with numerous scholarly papers and other publications.
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