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Get your community moving : physical literacy programs for all ages
Carson, Jenn, author.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : ALA Editions, 2018.
Physical Description:
xx, 204 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"The book introduces the concept of physical literacy as a component to whole-person literacy and addresses how libraries should be offering opportunities for movement-based learning. Based on a solid foundation of neuroscience, kinesiology, and data on current physical literacy trends in libraries and other institutions, it argues for increasing kinetic programming as a catalyst for increasing other literacies, such as textual, aural/oral, emotional, visual, financial, digital, and spatial literacy. Themes center on passive vs. active programs, modifications for persons with exceptionalities, and making movement-based programs accessible for everyone regardless of socio-economic status, race, gender, age and physical or cognitive ability. The book provides clear step-by-step models and strategies for delivering physical literacy programs including: where to find funding, getting administrative and municipal buy-in, creating partnerships in the community, possible legal issues, marketing tactics, training staff and volunteers, and how to evaluate programs"--
Introduction: A moving movement -- What is physical literacy and why does it matter? -- Getting started: Implementing movement-based programs in your library -- Passive play: Sneaking physical literacy into existing spaces -- Get the sillies out: Physical literacy programs for children and families -- Energy in motion: Helping teens self-regulate through movement -- Remembering how to play: Getting adults moving -- Inclusive movement: Involving special populations through outreach and inreach -- Conclusion: Creating the spaces they deserve: Providing opportunities for whole-person literacy in our communities.
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