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Title: Games for All Young Children
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Juegos para todos los niños pequeños
Polish Version: Gry towarzyskie dla wszystkich dzieci
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Physical Development
Special Needs
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
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.
21. Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
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.
21.A. Demonstrate individual responsibility during group physical activities.
21.B. Demonstrate cooperative skills during structured group physical activity.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
Benchmarks: 19.A.ECa. Engage in active play using gross- and fine-motor skills.
19.A.ECb. Move with balance and control in a range of physical activities.
19.A.ECc. Use strength and control to accomplish tasks.
19.A.ECd. Use eye-hand coordination to perform tasks.
20.A.ECa. Participate in activities to enhance physical fitness.
20.A.ECb. Exhibit increased levels of physical activity.
21.A.ECb. Follow directions, with occasional adult reminders, during group activities.
21.B.ECa. Demonstrate ability to cooperate with others during group physical activities.
31.A.ECa. Show empathy, sympathy, and caring for others.
31.A.ECe. Develop positive relationships with peers.
31.B.ECb. Engage in cooperative group play.