Understanding the early childhood connection between mind and body is critical for keeping children active. Tune in monthly to AAPAR Radio for the broadcast "Body, Mind, and Child," featuring short interviews with early childhood development experts.
- Learn tips for raising healthy children
- Keep current on the latest childhood research
- Gain clarity on development issues that may have you stumped!
Co-founder and host Rae Pica is an AAPAR member and a specialist in early childhood activity and the body-mind connection. Internationally recognized, Rae hosts workshops and has written several books for parents and educators. She’s consulted for the "Sesame Street" Research Department, Centers for Disease Control, the Office of Head Start, and numerous health departments across the country.
This Month's Broadcast
"The Debate about Structured Recess"
What's the greater crisis -- the childhood obesity epidemic or the absence of free time during which children can take the initiative and learn to self-regulate? Does structured recess ensure more physical activity during the school day, or will it create a distaste for physical activity? Our guests discuss the pros and cons of structuring children's recess time.
Steven Roy Goodman is an educational consultant in Washington, DC. During the past 20 years, he has assisted more than 1,700 applicants to various schools, colleges, and universities. Deborah Meier, considered the founder of the modern small schools movement, has spent more than 40 years working in and for K-12 public schools as teacher and principal. MeMe Roth is founder and president of the advocacy group National Action Against Obesity.