Motion Moments

Motion Moments

People everywhere are talking about the obesity problem in America. The health problems associated with obesity not only impact adults but our children as well. As a caregiver/teacher you are in a special position and uniquely qualified to help children develop healthy eating, age-appropriate physical activity and limited screen time viewing habits to help them avoid childhood obesity. You know that physical activity and movement are essential to young children's growth and learning. Physical activity also helps children maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity.(1)

The Motion Moments videos will show you a few simple ways to weave physical activity into your current early care and education program in either a child care center or family child care home working with infants, toddlers or preschoolers.

Reference(1) American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 2010. Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education: Selected Standards from Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition.

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Minimum Recommended Computer Specifications
(PC and Apple Macintosh):

Desktop Systems

  • 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor or AMD Athlon X2/Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB of Memory/RAM (2GB or Above is Highly Recommended)
  • Flat Panel (LCD) Monitor
  • Graphics Card with 128MB of Memory (256MB Highly Recommended)
  • Windows OS: Windows XP Pro, Vista Business or Windows 7 Pro/Enterprise
  • Mac OS: v10.4 or 10.5
    (v10.6 or Snow Leopard is not fully compatible with several required University applications)

Notebook Computers

  • 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor or AMD Athlon X2/Dual Core Processor
  • 1GB of Memory/RAM (2GB is Highly Recommended)
  • Graphics Card with 128MB of Memory (256MB is Highly Recommended)
  • Wireless 802.11g/n Network Card
  • Windows OS: Windows XP Pro, Vista Business or Windows 7 Pro/Enterprise
  • Mac OS: v10.4 or 10.5
    (v10.6 or Snow Leopard is not fully compatible with several required University applications)

Software

  • High speed Internet connection
  • Latest version of a Web browser
  • Latest version of Flash

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