The Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce the release of Encouraging Physical Activity in Preschoolers, an educational video that discusses the importance of physical activity for children's development. Dr. Darren Robert, Professor of Health and Physical Education at Eastern Connecticut State University, offers several ways to incorporate physical activity into the preschool daily routine. Two teachers describe their efforts to physically engage preschoolers through yoga, dramatic play, and active book-reading, and to involve parents in encouraging physical activity at home.
The video is the 7th in the e-clips series of educational videos for early childhood professionals. Each e-clip features an expert describing how early childhood professionals can use the latest research to enhance children's learning, and includes video footage from preschool classrooms at Eastern's Child and Family Development Resource Center. Supplementing each e-clip are suggested readings, additional on-line resources, and discussion questions to support conversations within instructional teams, in staff meetings, or in college-level courses.
To read more about the e-clips project and to view the videos and supplemental materials, go to: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/e-clips_main.html.