Fitness and Nutrition (Growing, Growing Strong)

Help children learn how to take care of their bodies as they build a foundation for healthy, active lives with this Fitness and Nutrition curriculum.

Fitness and Nutrition (Growing, Growing Strong)
by Connie Jo Smith and Charlotte M. Hendricks
Redleaf Press
Retail Price $14.95
Amazon Price: $8.40

Book Description: 

During the preschool and kindergarten years, children begin spending more time engaging in physical activity and exploring new foods. Help children learn how to take care of their bodies as they build a foundation for healthy, active lives with this Fitness and Nutrition curriculum. Children will learn about motor development, fitness and physical activity, rest and relaxation, food choices and eating habits, and avoiding germs when eating.

The curriculum includes:

  • Overviews of the six fitness and nutrition topics
  • Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment
  • Learning objectives and vocabulary words to introduce and use
  • Suggestions for evaluating children’s understanding of each topic
  • More than 30 hands-on classroom activities
  • Family information and take-home activities

This book is part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, a whole-health curriculum for children age three though kindergarten. Together, the books provide a complete set of activities and resources to help you support children’s growth and wellness.

Review

I have thumbed through this and I am very excited about it. It is beautiful and the organization is great and I can’t wait to start using it with my class.  It will give me the tools I need to help my kids make informed choices at their level about living a healthy lifestyle.  I think the key is to start them thinking about healthy living at a very young age.  This resource should be a part of every early childhood classroom!

~Reviewed by Jenny W.

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