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The book/DVD set provides many practical ideas for promoting and leading physical activities with the young children in their care. A Spanish version of Active Play! is also available. Suggestions are available for modifying activities for children with disabilities so that all activities are inclusive of children with special needs. The 52 physical activities and their many variations in Active Play! are created for toddlers and preschoolers, easy, inexpensive, and designed for children to develop fundamental movement skills and physical fitness! The Telly Award® winning DVD, included with the book, shows video clips of children in family childcare settings playing 30 of the 52 physical activities in the book.

Active Play Books.
A booke and  CD with the words Active Play!
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Active Play Books.
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The ideas and activities presenting in the book/DVD set Active Play! were developed through work with scores of young children across diverse child care settings. The content is based on best practices in physical education and early childhood education.

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