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Thelma S. Horn

children under the age of 2 years ranged across studies from 36.6 min (just over half an hour) per day to 330.9 min (5 and a half hours). Similar to work conducted with older children and adults, the relative amount of time that young children (birth through preschool) spend in physical and sedentary

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Leah E. Robinson

physical activity in preschool children. Obesity , 16 (6), 1421–1426. Mary Ann Roberton Roberton, M.A. ( 1977 ). Stability of stage categorizations across trials: Implications for the “stage theory” of overarm throw development. Journal of Human Movement Studies , 3 (1), 49–59. Michael G. Wade Wade, M

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Maureen R. Weiss

than their Caucasian peers. Sofiya Alhassan and her colleagues Christine St. Laurent and Sarah Burkart identified 10 physical activity intervention studies conducted in the preschool setting with 3- to 5-year-old children, with findings showing greater change in preschool-day activity than for total

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Peter Hastie

high level of proficiency in three areas. The first of these is the mastery of technical performance of skills in predictable environments. These are most closely related to the “closed skills” that we learned about during our motor learning studies. At the preschool level, we want children to have

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Rebecca E. Hasson

communities. These communities also had lower levels of street maintenance and a greater likelihood of having sidewalk obstructions and on-street parking in their surroundings ( Zhu & Lee, 2008 ). A qualitative study conducted in Massachusetts with multiethnic Latina mothers of preschool-age children (aged 2

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Thomas L. McKenzie

.g., intervals instructors spend promoting physical activity, fitness, or motor-skill engagement). SOFIT (and its adaptations) has been used in numerous national and international settings (e.g., preschools, sports instruction, special-needs classrooms, after-school programs) for over 30 years and has been

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Collin A. Webster, Judith E. Rink, Russell L. Carson, Jongho Moon and Karen Lux Gaudreault

initiatives arose in alignment with the model, such as Let’s Move Active Schools (2013–2016), Active Schools (2017 to present), and SHAPE America’s commitment to 50 Million Strong by 2029 (i.e., to ensure that all children who started preschool in 2017 will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to enjoy

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Thelma S. Horn

, 331 – 342 . doi:10.1016/j.smr.2014.05.001 10.1016/j.smr.2014.05.001 Gansen , H.M. ( 2019 ). Push-ups versus clean-up: Preschool teachers’ gendered disciplinary practices . Sex Roles, 80 , 393 – 408 . doi:10.1007/s11199-018-0944-2 10.1007/s11199-018-0944-2 Gardner , L.A. , Vella , S

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David I. Anderson

competent teachers can be used to improve the proficiency of fundamental motor skills in children as young as preschool age (e.g., Bardid et al., 2017 ; Brian, Goodway, Logan, & Sutherland, 2017 ; Lander, Morgan, Salmon, & Barnett, 2017 ; Rudd et al., 2017 ; Veldman, Palmer, Okely, & Robinson, 2017