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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Fitness? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Web of Best Books for teaching about Fitness.



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by Dan Gutman (2005)
Miss Small, the gym teacher, is teaching A.J., Andrea, and the gang to juggle scarves, balance feathers, and do the Chicken Dance. Is this any way to stay in shape? Whatever happened to good old dodgeball? They've got to convince Miss Small to act her age before the end of the year. Never before has school been this mixed up -- or this much fun. Popular author Dan Gutman pulls out all the stops for this right-on second-grade hilarity. Part of the Dan Gutman's My Weird School series.

by Guy Bailey (2000)
The ultimate resource for school and recreational professionals who wish to provide kids with quality play experiences. Author Guy Bailey offers over 170 different exciting, meaningful and safe games and activities for elementary and middle school kids. Bailey provides advice for eliminating student boredom during recess, increasing physical exercise, creating a safe, healthy playground setting and introducing games that children can enjoy for a lifetime. Included: A chapter that focuses on classroom games and activities for inclement weather days.

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by Mike Thaler (1994)
From the zany, bestselling series that has sold more than 200,000 copes comes a hilarious new picture book. If young readers thought the Teacher and the Principal from the Black Lagoon were scary, wait until they see the gym teacher! This third book explores a youngster's fear of meeting a new teacher . . . a gym teacher called Coach Kong.

by Sydney Solis (2006)
Gathered here is an innovative method of exercises, songs, and most of all stories that seek to enlighten young minds with the magic of yoga while recounting some of the world's most delightful, instructive stories in a way that encourages literacy and vibrant physical health. Included are eight multicultural wisdom stories retold from around the world and scripted with yoga poses. Learn the art of oral storytelling for your home or classroom today and make literacy and health come alive.

By J. D. Hughes (2002)
Keep all students in your physical education program moving, learning, and on their toes -- even when you're teaching very large classes. This ready-to-use guide is packed with 6 units, 70 games, 15 hints, and 39 special game variations for teaching even the largest of classes. If you are looking for fresh ways to teach children ages 4 to 11 basic fitness concepts, movement skills, and games that emphasize creative thinking and cooperation, this book offers incredible source of ideas.

by Joanne M. Landy, Maxwell J. Landy (1992)
The link above will take you to Volume 1 (for grades K-2) of this four-volume series designed to help K-9 classroom teachers and P.E. specialists prepare and teach interesting, fun-packed physical education lessons in a sequential program. Each volume provides over 500 illustrated, easy-to-use activities organized into 8 modules for quick lesson preparation.

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