Jump into Literacy

Active Learning for Preschool Children

Jump into Literacy
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  Author: Rae Pica
ISBN: 9780876590096
Publisher: Gryphon House
Paperback
Pages: 136,  © 2007
Item: 15462
Price: $14.95

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Jump into Literacy combines children's love of active games with over 100 lively literacy activities. Written by a well-known children's movement specialist, these joyful games will engage the whole child in moving and playing as a way to develop the literacy skills needed for reading and writing. Each activity is complete with a literacy objective, a materials list, instructions, and extension activities. Most of the activities include suggestions for related music and children's books. From "The Alphabet in Action" to "Floorwriting" and "Follow That Letter," the activities in Jump into Literacy bring active learning to the classroom!

Reviews

"Effective activities that assist in emerging literacy!"

2007 Directors' Choice Judge

"Here are more than 100 activities that address literacy while engaging children in movement games. The author describes the benefits of active literacy learning and the connections between music, literacy, and movement."

NAEYC's Teaching Young Children

"...packed with 100 fun and simple movement games that build basic literacy skills and prepare kids for reading success."

San Diego Family Magazine

"Jump into Literacy combines children's love of active games with over 100 lively literacy activities. Written by Rae Pica, these joyful games will engage the whole child in moving and playing as a way to develop literacy skills needed for reading and writing. Each activity is complete with a literacy objective, a materials list, instructions, and extension activities. Most of the activities include suggestions for related music and children's books."

Early Childhood News

"I'm amazed at how much information is included on each page of the activity (developmental objectives, materials, activities, extensions) and how easy the activity reads with the icons. Everybody wins - it's east for teachers to implement and fun for children!"

Jody Martin, Director of Education and Training, Creme de la Creme

Rae Pica

Rae Pica has been a children's movement specialist since 1980. She is the founder/director of Moving & Learning, a company offering services and materials related to physical activity for children from birth to age eight. Rae served on the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) task force that created guidelines for early childhood physical activity, and is a columnist for Young Children, the journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). A popular speaker and workshop leader, she has consulted for groups such as Nickelodeon's Blues Clues, the Sesame Street Research Department, the Centers for Disease Control, Gymboree Play & Music Centers, and the Head Start Bureau. Rae is also co-creator and host of a radio program called "Body, Mind and Child," in which she interviews experts in early childhood education, child development, the neurosciences, and more.

Rae Pica lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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