Learning Through Movement and Music: Exercise Your Smarts

Learning Through Movement and Music: Exercise Your Smarts

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By (author) Debby Mitchell

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Mixed media product | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 280mm x 10mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 3 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 1450412998
  • ISBN 13: 9781450412995
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 14 black & white illustrations, 14 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 1,240,068

Product description

Kids love to move and it's proven that children learn academic concepts better when those concepts are combined with music and movement. This book together with a DVD includes video clips which aids learning through muscle movement. The DVD includes reproducible assessments, lyrics and posters that can be used within the classroom to facilitate learning. "Learning Through Movement and Music" gets school students moving while teaching them about their bodies, health, fitness concepts and how to measure their fitness abilities. The activities themselves cover warming up, stretching, muscle identification and workouts, cardio and interval training, fitness testing, the FITT principle, cooling down and much more. "Learning Through Movement and Music" enlightens students on the benefits, the how-to's, and the why's of exercise and fitness. Reviews of this title are through UK and European PE websites, magazines and journals including "Physical Education Matters and School Sport". It is featured: at PE events throughout the UK and Europe including the Youth Sport Trust conference; in the PE catalogue sent to PE teachers, coaches and recreational sport leaders; in Human Kinetics' monthly "PE E-Newsletter" sent to over 5,000 subscribers; and, on Human Kinetics' Health & Fitness Blog.

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Author information

Debby Mitchell has been teaching physical education since 1978 and gymnastics since 1987. She is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida, where she is helping to develop a new undergraduate degree programme in sport and fitness.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Parts of an Exercise Bout; Chapter 2. Warm-Up; Chapter 3. Dynamic Stretch; Chapter 4. Where Are My Muscles?; Chapter 5. Muscle Workout; Chapter 6. Cardio March; Chapter 7. Cool-Down; Chapter 8. Static Stretch; Chapter 9. Interval Training; Chapter 10. Fitness Test.