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Ch 29: GACE Early Childhood Education: Health & Physical Education

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Let us help you review health and physical education information for teachers at the early childhood level. These video lessons and quizzes can help you prepare these types of questions on the GACE Early Childhood Education exam.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Health & Physical Education - Chapter Summary

Let us guide you through a review of the principles needed for health and physical education instruction at the early childhood level. As you prepare for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam, use our video lessons and quizzes to brush up on topics including:

  • Development of fine and gross motor skills in children
  • Characteristics of locomotor and non-locomotor skills
  • Perceptual and cognitive development in infants
  • How lifestyle choices affect personal wellness
  • Components of exercise programs
  • Healthy nutritional choices

Our instructors have designed these lessons and quizzes to offer an informative and enjoyable review of the content a teacher needs to lead health and physical education classes for young children. You'll go over topics you may not have studied for several years, as well as encounter some new information.

Objectives of the GACE Early Childhood Education: Health & Physical Education Chapter

Passing the GACE Early Childhood Education exam is a requirement for Georgia teachers seeking certification to teach in pre-k through grade 5. The exam is divided into two tests, and material covered in the Health & Physical Education chapter is in test II's subarea on health education, physical education and the arts. This subarea accounts for 17% of test II.

The exam is computer-delivered, and all questions on test II are multiple-choice. The questions in the quizzes that accompany our lessons are in this format and offer good practice. The quiz questions also let you gauge your knowledge and determine where you need extra study before taking the exam.

14 Lessons in Chapter 29: GACE Early Childhood Education: Health & Physical Education
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

1. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

2. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

3. What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Think of toddlers at a daycare, or the young actors in the movie 'The Kindergarten Cop.' What comes to mind? Is it small children doing arts and crafts or possibly running around with scissors? These are examples of fine motor skills, which children should develop around this age.

What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

4. What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Gross motor skills allow children to control those body movements that require the use of large muscles in the legs, arms, and torso. Learn more about gross motor skills from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

5. What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

We are about to get a move on, literally! This lesson describes the difference between locomotor and non-locomotor skills and explains the vital role each plays in the development of a child's physical abilities.

What Are Non-locomotor Skills? - Definition & Characteristics

6. What Are Non-locomotor Skills? - Definition & Characteristics

There are three fundamental body movement skills typically taught in elementary physical education. They are locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. This lesson defines and explains non-locomotor skills.

Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

7. Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

What is habituation and how does it affect perceptual development in an infant? Learn the answer to this question and more as this lesson explores sensory development in infants.

Infant Cognitive Development: Sensorimotor Stage & Object Permanence

8. Infant Cognitive Development: Sensorimotor Stage & Object Permanence

Jean Piaget's theory of development includes the sensorimotor stage, which happens in the first two years of life. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the important cognitive developments that occur during that stage.

Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

9. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.

Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

10. Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

What are lifestyle choices? What are acute and chronic problems? Which U.S. agencies are important for disease prevention? You'll find out about this and more in this lesson!

The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

11. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.

Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

12. Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

Ever wonder what stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercises are? You'll learn about them in this lesson. You'll also find out what some basic recommendations are for each type of exercise.

Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

13. Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

This lesson will help you see how easy it is to track what you eat and change your diet for the better. It will also provide you with additional information on where a wealth of information on healthy nutrition can be found.

Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

14. Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

As children grow and develop, so do threats to their health. From nutrition and childhood obesity to accidents, this lesson will explore the issues that face children in early childhood and what parents can do to deal with them.

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