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Sofiya Alhassan, Christine W. St. Laurent and Sarah Burkart

could potentially reduce the detrimental impact of physical-inactivity-related health outcomes as children age. Therefore, experts have recommended that physical activity interventions be initiated as early as possible (i.e., preschool age; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008 ). Due to

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Sharon E. Taverno Ross

This paper provides an overview of the growing U.S. Latino population, the obesity disparity experienced by this population, and the role of parents and physical activity in promoting a healthy weight status in Latino preschool children. The main portion of this paper reviews seven intervention

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Don W. Morgan

A growing body of literature has confirmed the health benefits of regular physical activity in school-aged youth. However, less systematic attention has been directed toward establishing activity profiles and evaluating the impact of community-based interventions designed to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior in preschool children. In this paper, current findings are reviewed to determine whether preschoolers are achieving sufficient levels of structured and unstructured physical activity and to identify potential correlates of activity and sedentary behavior in the young child. In addition, promotion of physical activity among preschool-aged children in selected community settings is discussed and future research initiatives are highlighted. Given current trends in the overweight and obesity status of children aged two to five years, efforts aimed at increasing physical activity levels and documenting gains in health-related fitness and movement skillfulness in this pediatric population should be accelerated.

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Kimberly A. Clevenger, Michael J. Wierenga, Cheryl A. Howe and Karin A. Pfeiffer

that youth spent less than half of recess being active (defined as participating in light to vigorous PA for preschoolers or moderate to vigorous PA [MVPA] for children and adolescents), and activity levels are consistently lower in girls and adolescents than in boys and younger children, respectively

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. Glazebrook * 7 2 130 141 10.1123/kr.2018-0013 kr.2018-0013 MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT Preschool-Based Physical Activity Interventions in African American and Latino Preschoolers: A Literature Review Sofiya Alhassan * Christine W. St. Laurent * Sarah Burkart * 7 2 142 150 10

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-Related Physical Activity in Preschoolers Don W. Morgan * 2 2013 2 1 88 92 10.1123/krj.2.1.88 A Perspective on Human Movement Variability With Applications in Infancy Motor Development Nicholas Stergiou * Yawen Yu * Anastasia Kyvelidou * 2 2013 2 1 93 102 10.1123/krj.2.1.93 Tensions, Integrations

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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