Resources

Follow these helpful links to resources such as books and visual cue cards that promote fun ways to introduce nutrition and/or physical activity.  If you have trained with Patty, she may have made reference to one of the resources below.....

AbridgeClub.com

Educational and interactive music for early childhood

 

Children's Nutrition Books
(Libros de Ninos y la Nutricion)
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The following is a listing of books that can be used to promote healthy eating and nutritional messages. Messages such as:  5 A Day, Fruits and Vegetables, Food Preparation, Calcium and Milk, Picnics, Recipes, Food History, Farm Animals (food origination), etc. 

 

Lo siguiente es una lista de libros que pueda ser usado para promover la alimentación saludable y para mensajes acerca de la nutrición.  Encuentre mensajes acerca lo siguiente: 5 por día, frutas y verduras; la preparación de comida; el calcio y la leche; días de campo; recetas de comida; la historia de los alimentos; animales de granja (el origen de los alimentos).

 

Children's Action Books
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The following is a listing of books that promotes movement while the book is being read.  Invest a little time, read to a child, use your imagination, and move to literature!

 

Visual Cue Cards  

A-Z,  Numbers 1-10, Number dots, Shapes, and Lines
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Use these cards of letters, numbers and shapes for children to view while they move and learn.  Print on colorful paper and laminate for years of use!
 

Family Activity Sheets (English)
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The following pages are ideas for families to have fun together.  Gather a few items around the house, add a little movement,

and everyone can increase their daily physical activity!
 

Family Activity Sheets (Spanish)
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Scarf Activities

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Playing with scarves is a sensory activity for young children. Children improve ocular skills an track, stimulate their auditory sense, and improve their fine motor skills.

 

Rope Activities

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Tips on using ropes, yarn, or laces.

 

How To Make A Yarn Ball

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Yarn balls can be passed, caught, tossed, batted, thrown, and kicked. They are a wonderful child-safe prop that can improve eye-hand and foot coordination.

 

How To Make A Plate Streamer

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Streamers are wonderful ways to get children up and moving. Use them to introduce directionality (up , down, left, right, behind, between), speed (fast, slow), and Simon says style "stop and go" games.