Young Child and the Environment Issues Related to Health, Nutrition, Safety, and Physical Activity

ISBN-10: 0205302939

ISBN-13: 9780205302932

Edition: 2001

Authors: Nancy E. Sayre, Jere Dee Gallagher

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This comprehensive book for early childhood educators explores the various factors that influence the development of a physically and psychologically healthy and safe lifestyle for infants, toddlers, and young children. Physical and psychological health and safety are critical to the education of today's children. This book presents information, practical knowledge, and skills to develop positive attitudes in children and early childhood professionals by emphasizing the role of family and culture in child development. The Young Child and the Environment expands on the foundation of developmentally appropriate physical activity, with chapters on topics such as movement development, physical fitness, nutrition, safety in the early childhood learning environment, and the responsibility of parents and communities in developing healthy attitudes and lifestyles for the young. For anyone interested in early childhood education and physical education.
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 241
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Global Issues Concerning Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children
Health and Fitness Concerns of Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children
Health Indicators
Reversing Health indicators
Ecological Systems Theory
The Early Childhood Educator and Reversing Health Indicators
Health Education and the Early Childhood Educator's Concerns
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Developmentally Appropriate Foundations for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children
Developmentally Appropriate Philosophy
Development
Developmentally Appropriate Guidelines
Developmental Perspective
Individual Differences
Maturation
Learning
Motivation
Cultural Influences
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Health and Safety Issues Concerning Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children
Nutrition and the Healthy Child
Nutritional Preferences and Guidelines
Guidelines for Nutritional Planning
Shopping for a Healthy Lifestyle
The Food Guide Pyramid
Nutrition for a Lifetime
Prenatal Development
Early Childhood Development
Nutritional Programs to Aid Development
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Principles of Environmental Hygiene and Infection Control
Environmental Hazards
Biological Hazards
Physical Hazards
Chemical Hazards
Ergonomic Hazards
Focus on Health Promotion
Preventive Practices and Services
Steps to Prevention
Current Problems Facing Today's Children
Reduction in Health-Care Differences
Child Abuse
Rural Environment
Homeless
Disabilities
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Safety in the Early Childhood Learning Environment
Psychological Safety
Bioenvironmental Reciprocity Model
Emotional Intelligence
Oppositions to High Emotional Intelligence
Physical Safety
Poisoning
Falls
Burns
Suffocation
Drowning
Cuts
Electrocutions
Injury Prevention
Supervision
Equipment Inspection
Additional Hazards
Emergency Procedures
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Physical Fitness
Importance of Physical Fitness
Types of Physical Fitness
Skill-Related Fitness
Health-Related Fitness
Health-Related Fitness
Cardiovascular Endurance
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Flexibility
Body Composition
Temperature Regulation
Participation for a Lifetime
Physically Educated Children
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Movement Issues Concerning Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children
Movement Development
General Intratask Developmental Sequence
Reflexes and Reactions
Rudimentary Movement
Movement Concepts
Fundamental Motor Patterns
Proficiency Barrier
Transitional Skills
Sport-Specific Skills and Fitness
Intratask Sequences
Classical Stage Theory
Probability Theory
Component versus Whole Body Analysis
Skill Progression, Task Complexity, and Task Analysis
Task Analysis
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Movement Programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children
Planning Learning Activities
Learning Assumptions
Philosophy of the Program
Planning Developmentally Appropriate Movement Programs
Understand the Learner
Select Developmentally Appropriate Content
Learning Hierarchy
Develop Criteria
Structure the Learning Environment
Interaction with the Learner
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Programmatic Development
Developing Healthy Lifestyles
Play
Types of Play
Social Role of Play
Decision Making
Developing Appropriate Decision Making
Meal and Snack Planning
Eat a Variety of Foods
Prepare Foods Safely
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Disease Prevention
Safety Promotion
Activity Planning
Teacher and Parent Physical Activity Plan
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Parents and Community Partnerships
Education Triad
Teachers as Partners
Families as Partners
Communities as Partners
Expansion of the Partnerships
Communication
Family and Teacher Communication
Summary
Change and Advocacy
References
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
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