CARE Connection: Music, Movement and Play Connection

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Get on your athletic shoes and get ready to move! Adults and children alike are encouraged to dance, move, exercise, and play. Resource sheets and food-based movement lessons are included in this series. After a few rounds of Food Group Run-Around and Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, the children will be ready for a healthy snack!


Creating an Active, Healthy Play Environment
Design a facility that encourages daily physical activity, the development of gross motor skills, and play. Revised 2013.
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Food Games
Ideas for combining healthy food messages with children's games, rhymes, and chants.
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Food Group Run-Around
By playing the active game Food Group Run-Around, the children will experience sorting, categorizing, and cooperative active play. Revised 2013.
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Guidelines for Childhood Play and Activity
Learn recommendations for activity that are adapted from guidelines issued by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education for young children.
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Music with a Food-Based Message
Music selections that combine fun, age-appropriate music with positive food and nutrition messages.
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Walking, Talking, and Learning
Children will find that walking is a fun way to learn, stay healthy, and discover new things.
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