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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Physical Fitness for Preschool-Age Children
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/fitness-preschool/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Mantenga en forma a los niņos preescolares
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/fitness-preschool-sp/
Polish Version: Sprawność fizyczna u dzieci w wieku przedszkolnym
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/fitness-preschool-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Health
Obesity
Physical Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH
PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
Goals: 19. Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
20. Develop habits for lifelong fitness.
Learning Standards: 19.A. Demonstrate physical competency and control of large and small muscles.
20.A. Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Benchmarks: 19.A.ECa. Engage in active play using gross- and fine-motor skills.
19.A.ECc. Use strength and control to accomplish tasks.
20.A.ECa. Participate in activities to enhance physical fitness.
20.A.ECb. Exhibit increased levels of physical activity.