In this, the ninth best practice brief in the Early Childhood Building Blocks series Barbara Trube, Ohio University Chilicothe, offers a way to get children moving by using the LET'S MOVE early childhood planning framework that blends children's literature with movement experiences. After explaining the research behind such an interweaving of books and creative activity, Dr. Trube provides three tiers of experiences and a sample lesson for each tier that give teachers the practical knowledge needed to get their children up and moving in meaningful ways. (author/nmb)
Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension
Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies
for Early Childhood
Begin to visualize, represent, and sequence an understanding of text through a variety of media and play.
Reading Applications: Literary Text for Early Childhood
Identify characters in favorite books and stories.
Retell or re-enact events from a story through a variety of media and play events (e.g., dramatize a favorite story).
Participate in shared reading of repetitious or predictable text.
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities for Early Childhood
Demonstrate cooperative behaviors, such as helping, turn taking, sharing, comforting and compromising.
Communication: Oral and Visual Early Childhood
Listening and Viewing
Attend to speakers, stories, poems and songs.
Follow simple oral directions.