“Research has found relationships between physical development and other areas of development in children. This article presents an overview of these interactive relationships and answers the following questions: Why is movement important? How does it contribute to learning? What should kindergarten children learn in physical education?”
Study Guide Questions:
A. What was surprising in what you read?
B. What is the difference between self-space and general space?
C. How do you provide a balance of freedom and structure in your physical education program?
D. Compare and contract NASPE (2004 at www.aahperd.org/naspe/standards/nationalStandards/PEstandards.cfm) standards for kindergarten with California physical education standards (reposted on CDE webpage on Sept. 17, 2010 at www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/pestandards.pdf).
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