ISSUED: 12 November 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — About 15 preschoolers from Morgan Academy recently had the opportunity to participate in a morning of physical activities at Shepherd University designed by students in the Foundations of Health and Physical Education class.
Twenty students in the class helped the energetic 3- and 4-year-old children through a series of activities that involved balancing, throwing and catching, and traveling. The activities were designed to keep the children moving at a moderate to vigorous level of intensity to benefit their cardiorespiratory fitness and strengthen their gross motor skill development.
Dr. Jarod Androzzi, associate professor of physical education, said Shepherd students who took part in the activity benefited by learning to use physical education resources to implement developmentally appropriate learning activities, improve their instructional strategies, organize learning experiences, and serve the community by fostering a love of physical activity for children at a young age.
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