This series of books is aimed at promoting healthy patterns of activity that encourage children to take an active and responsible outlook on their wellbeing. In a time when the number of overweight children is on the increase and health problems are becoming more prevalent, the introduction of regular, enjoyable and varied forms of exercise is of paramount importance. Daily physical activity is running a poor second to reliance on technological forms of entertainment, such as computer use and video games, which encourage a sedentary lifestyle.
Teachers are a powerful influence on children. By introducing the benefits fitter of a physically active lifestyle and encouraging and supporting children to establish their own positive values and attitudes towards physical activity we, as teachers, are supplying the foundation for a fitter, healthier and more productive generation of young adults.The activities provide a variety of practical skill and movement sessions suited to the age and ability levels of the children they target. The first book focuses on 5-8 year olds. Book 2 takes in 9-10 year olds, while Book 3 covers 11-13 year olds.
Each of the books will deal with the following key components of an active lifestyle and are graded to provide a sequential progression through each of the stages. • Warm-up/Stretching • Cardio • Fun Runs • Partner Activities • Obstacle Courses • Vigorous Games • Parachute Games • Circuits • Relays. Each book is comprised of approximately 40 activities.