Movement-play, put simply, is encouraging physical activity in a child-led manner for the benefit of children's health, learning and wellbeing. This book looks at the theory behind the importance of movement and: how movement play links with all the areas of early childhood development; physical activity guidelines for young children; practical advice and photos to support implementation in settings; how to assess your own setting; how to best work with parents on this topic; comprehensive guidance on writing a physical development policy

The early years is one of the critical periods in the establishment of physical behaviours and physical development is also one of the prime areas of the EYFS as well as other, global, curricula. A must-read for students on Early Childhood and Early Years courses and Early Years practitioners to improve their practice and understanding of psychical development for the benefit of young children.

Leading and Managing the Implementation of Movement-Play from Practice to Policy: A Whole Setting Approach

Leading and Managing the Implementation of Movement-Play from Practice to Policy: A Whole Setting Approach

Leading and managing the implementation of movement-play from practice to policy: A whole setting approach

Introduction

Early childhood provision is indeed in a prime position to contribute significantly towards achieving the recommended physical activity levels for children from birth to six years of age. Programmes for physical movement activity in early childhood education are critical for young children's future life chances. The effective implementation of any such programme, however, relies on strength of leadership (Siraj-Blatchford and Manni, 2007).

Investing in physical activity through movement-play at the early childhood education level involves developing policy, committing to training and liaising with parents and carers and the wider community. An effective policy gives members of staff, ...

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