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Pica, Rae 1953-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 208 publications in 2 languages and 8,906 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV452, 372.86
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Most widely held works by Rae Pica
Moving & learning across the curriculum : 315 activities & games to make learning fun by Rae Pica( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moving and Learning Across the Curriculum gives children the opportunity to physically experience concepts and themes common to the six major content areas of art, language, mathematics, music, science, and social studies. They can process the concepts using a multimodel approach that ensures greater comprehension and retention. Children are experiential learners, acquiring knowledge through play, experimentation, exploration, and discovery. Moving and Learning Across the Curriculum offers 315 activities and games that help them do just that. This is an ideal resource for educators who understand movement as a learning tool!"--Jacket
Wiggle, giggle, and shake : 200 ways to move and learn by Rae Pica( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive guide that includes two hundred movement activities for children four through eight that helps to stimulate imagination and positive attitudes
Experiences in movement with music, activities, and theory by Rae Pica( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers both theoretical and practical information for teaching movement to elementary students. Following an introduction to movement education theory, the content of the book is divided into four sections. Chapter 1 of part 1 outlines a rationale for movement education. Chapter 2 looks at the cognitive, affective, and motor development of young children, and how the movement program has an impact on the various ages and stages of development. Chapter 3 defines the components that should comprise an early childhood movement curriculum. Part 2 deals with the practical considerations of planning and scheduling lessons, group size, and use of space and available equipment in chapters 4 and 5. Chapter 6 offers suggestions for choosing and using music in integrated music and movement experiences. Part 3 includes chapter 7, which focuses on the teaching methods most often used in movement education, and chapter 8, which covers classroom management. Part 4 explores ways of integrating movement experiences in other curriculum areas in chapters 9 and 10, and playground activities in chapter 11. At the end of each chapter key points are highlighted, assignments are suggested, and references are provided. The text concludes with appendix 1, a position statement of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education; appendix 2, a list of sources and resources; a glossary; and an index. (Mm)
Jump into literacy : active learning for preschool children by Rae Pica( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Leap into Literacy combines children's love of active games with over one hundred lively literacy activities. Written by a well-known children's movement specialist, these joyful games will engage the whole child in moving and playing as a way to develop the literacy skills needed for reading and writing. Each activity is complete with a literacy objective, materials list, instructions, and extension activities. Most of the activities include suggestions for related music and children's books. From "The Alphabet in Action" to "Floorwriting" to "Follow That Letter," the activities in Leap into Literacy bring the classroom to life!
Great games for young children : over 100 games to develop self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and cooperation by Rae Pica( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These new and classic games, each with a noncompetitive twist, are sure to get children up and moving
Jump into math : active learning for preschool children by Rae Pica( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Jump into Math is the perfect way to turn children's love of active games into learning opportunities! The activities in each chapter are organized by level of difficulty, and each one incorporates fun, exciting math experiences with movement. Most activities require few or no materials and include related children's books or music to extend the learning. The math skills index included in this book is an invaluable reference tool, giving teachers flexibility to plan around children's interests. Whether you use these lively math activities during circle or group time, substitute them for more traditional lessons in math, or use them to reinforce lessons, you can be sure that the children will be moving in leaps and bounds toward understanding mathematics. Research shows that the most effective way for children to learn concepts is to experience them physically. Jump into Math offers just this kind of learning. Activities such as Light and Heavy Words, The Number Hunt, and Three-Legged Creatures will actively engage children as they explore new math concepts!
Jump into science : active learning for preschool children by Rae Pica( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The perfect way to turn children's love of active games into learning opportunities! Bring science to life as children learn about their bodies, animals, seasons, and the weather. The activities in each chapter are organized by level of difficulty, and each one incorporates fun, exciting science experiences with movement. Research shows that the most effective way for children to learn concepts is to experience them physically. Jump into Science offers just this kind of learning. Activities such as The Mirror Game, Dinosaur Stomp, and Water and Ice will actively engage children as they explore new science concepts!
Physical education for young children : movement ABCs for the little ones by Rae Pica( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, k, p, e, t
Your active child : how to boost physical, emotional, and cognitive development through age-appropriate activity by Rae Pica( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the effects of children participating in too little physical activity and participating in too much, gives advice for parents and age-appropriate activities for raising active children, and describes the benefits of physical education and recess in schools
Dance training for gymnastics by Rae Pica( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book views gymnastics as both sport and art and provides gymnasts with an introduction to the types of dance training that can enhance their performances. Dance training routines that incorporate several dance styles are presented to help gymnasts acquire polish, prevent injuries, improve their body alignment, express their creativity, and develop their own style. The most common steps and movements from ballet, modern dance, folk dance, and jazz dance are described and illustrated. The origins of their dance steps are discussed and it is explained how to apply them to gymnastics. Definitions are included, as well as checklists, and sample class outlines. (Jd)
Teachable transitions : 190 activities to move from morning circle to the end of the day by Rae Pica( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turn everyday transitions into valuable learning experiences! As children pretend to trudge their way through knee-deep marshmallow fluff, or zoom around like a vacuum cleaner, even cleaning up the classroom becomes an enjoyable experience. Thanks to transitions that are both fun and educational, the minutes between planned activities become moments that children actually look forward to. With Teachable Transitions, each and every preschooler will be engaged and interested all day long! Filled with movement activities, games, fingerplays, chants, and songs, Teachable Transitions offers a variety of ways for your preschoolers to move through their day. Organized by categories such as "Arrival," "Outside," "Snacks & Lunch," and "Cleanup," each transition will hold the children's attention as they go from one activity to the next. The "Ready, Set, Go," format turns ordinary, everyday transitions into stress-free learning moments
Preschoolers & kindergartners moving & learning by Rae Pica( Recording )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Physical education, a critical part of the early childhood curriculum, helps children develop lifelong love for fitness. This movement program includes standards-based lesson plans with eighty fun activities, along with a CD with more than twenty original songs. Each activity includes adaptations to use with children who have special needs"--
Special themes for moving & learning by Rae Pica( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, k, p, e
Experiences in movement & music : birth to age 8 by Rae Pica( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toddlers moving & learning by Rae Pica( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Movement activities can help toddlers channel their energy in creative and beneficial ways as they learn healthy habits. This physical education curriculum includes a variety of lesson plans and activities that support toddlers' movement in developmentally appropriate ways"--
What if everybody understood child development? : straight talk about bettering education and children's lives by Rae Pica( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by education consultant Rae Pica discusses such topics as Common Core, the self-esteem movement, standardized testing, and best practices in child development and education
Moving & learning series by Rae Pica( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early elementary children moving & learning by Rae Pica( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

62 vocal and instrumental songs intended to inspire a variety of movements
Moving and learning series by Rae Pica( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movement education in general--and Early elementary children specifically--has many benefits for those who experience it. It exercises the whole body, including the mind, and not just the muscles; it creates a love of movement that should develop into a lifetime desire for physical fitness; and its success-oriented philosophy provides numerous opportunities for learning, participating, and enjoying
Moving & learning series by Rae Pica( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wiggle, giggle, and shake : 200 ways to move and learn
Alternative Names
피카, 레 1953-

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English (91)

Chinese (10)

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Wiggle, giggle, and shake : 200 ways to move and learnExperiences in movement with music, activities, and theoryJump into literacy : active learning for preschool childrenGreat games for young children : over 100 games to develop self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and cooperationJump into math : active learning for preschool childrenJump into science : active learning for preschool childrenPhysical education for young children : movement ABCs for the little onesYour active child : how to boost physical, emotional, and cognitive development through age-appropriate activity