Len Saunders is an award-winning author and educator. Len has helped millions of children and their families stay healthy and fit for over 40 years. One of the top questions he frequently gets asked is "what physical activity skills does he think are most important for children to master during their elementary school years?" This inspired Len to write a poster book on the topic to help teachers and parents foster some important skills for young children which will help build proper growth and development. A poster book is a great teaching tool for children because it has images to hang on the wall with a separate description page to accompany the skill being learned.
In this poster book, Len shares his top 10 physical activity skills children should understand before entering kindergarten while mastering these skills throughout their elementary school experience. This poster book will be a perfect resource not only for teachers but also for parents! The inside posters are a great teaching tool to hang in your classroom, gymnasium, or a wall at home. The beautiful (original) artwork is educational, colorful, professional, and eye-catching for children to study and learn. The text pages have some great tips and insight about specific physical skills that will enhance your children's strength, coordination, speed, agility, endurance, and cognitive skills.
For classroom teachers, there are 10 physical activity posters, one for each month of the school year, so you can have a physical activity of the month for a great health lesson. For parents, you can hang all the posters up in a room for your children to practice over and over with your supervision. Physical education teachers can use these posters as a great tool to use for station work in your gym. Each poster comes along with a text page that discusses why each exercise is important, as well as tips for children to follow for a higher degree of success!
Q. How many exercises / activities are listed in this book?
A. There are a total of 10 important physical activity skills that are imperative for your child to understand entering kindergarten and to master during their elementary school years.
Q. What exactly is a poster book?
A. A poster book has large images that take up an entire page that can be cut out and suitable to hang on the wall to use as an educational tool to accelerate learning.
Q. How many posters are there?
A. In total, there are 20 posters to use. Ten of them are beautiful and professionally illustrated images while the other ten are text pages with tips.
Q. Where can I purchase the book?
A. The book will be available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble as well as other online book retailers.
Q. What format can I purchase the book?
A. It will be available to download digitally, soft cover and hard cover.
Q. What if my child cannot participate in some of these skills?
A. Every child is different, but modifications are the key. If your child cannot do a specific physical skill, that is fine. Modify the activity to their ability so it is challenging, yet attainable for them.
According to the American Heart Association, about two in three American adults and one in three American children are overweight or obese – and this number continues to grow.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than one-quarter (24%) of children 6 to 17 years of age participate in 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 80% of the world's adolescent population is insufficiently physically active.
How much physical activity does your child need? According to the CDC, this depends on how old your child is, and ranges from being active throughout the day for preschool-aged children (ages 3 through 5 years) to being active for 60 minutes or more for school-aged children and adolescents (ages 6 through 17 years). According to the World Health Organization, physical activity has significant health benefits for hearts, bodies and minds. Physical activity contributes to preventing and managing noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as enhances thinking, learning, and judgment skills.
This book will be available in all formats including kindle, paperback and hardcover at most online book retailers including Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble. Just do a search for "Coach Lenny's School Tips."