Teaching Kids To Love Running

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Aug 3, 2014 4:02:08 AM

 

Using Literature and Personal Experiences To Engage Kids in Running

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As a multiple marathon runner, I enjoy sharing my passion for running with kids and adults. Educators and parents can introduce children to running at an early age. Parents can take babies and toddlers running strollers. Families can read colorful and engaging books to their kids about running. Schools can organize 1k runs and jog-a-thons.

Group Sports Teach Kids The Value of Running

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Baseball, basketball, football, soccer...they also involve running! Spirited and energetic kids profit from participating in group sports. Improving cardiovascular health and developing muscular strength is a benefit of being on a team. Practicing running makes running easier. Practice create excellence.

Running Races Inspires Kids To Set Goals and Achieve Them

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Starting at a young age, kids can run 1k and 5k races.

My son wrote this in his kindergarten journal. He eagerly ran a 5k and won a medal! Actively participating in a race inspired a five-year-old to write about it, all on his own. Youngsters, teens and adults love to write about things that are important to them! Families can frame the written work or put them in a photo book. Parents and kids can cherish the precious memories forever.

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Dan's Big Race

by Rebecca Gauthier (author), Mike Eustis (illustrator) © 2012
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ISBN: 9781620468395
Using illustrations and text, readers can identify the sequence of events leading up to a class running race and make connections to the experiences of the main character.

 

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I Am Active

by Tammy Jones (author), NA (illustrator) © 2009
Read Now Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781607191391 AR: Book Level 0.0 / Points 0.0 / Quiz NA
Do you like to run and jump? Do you like to catch and throw?

Even Dogs Log Running...

Using Funny Texts To Motivate Students

Want to get kids giggling and laughing? Introduce them to Pierre, a dog whose dream is to run wild in the park!

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Pierre le Poof

by Andrea Beck (author) © 2009
Read Now Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781554690299 AR: / Quiz 133919
Pierre, a pampered show poodle in training, is torn between his love for his devoted owner, Miss Murphy, and his dreams of running wild in the park. One day, an open door beckons and Pierre escapes. But, this spunky little pooch gets more than he bargains for and learns that home is the best place of all. Pierre Le Poof! is this charming character’s first adventure in a new series by author-illustrator Andrea Beck.

Books About Running For All Ages

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that teach students kids about exercise and running. These texts offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational experience by introducing them to the value of exercise. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts that helps students to learn about running at www.biguniverse.com

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Run...It's a Bee!

by Robin Koontz (author) © 2013
Read Now Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781618104533
As Victoria and Jasper were enjoying their new sunflower, Jasper gets pollen on his nose. A bee soon arrives which sends the characters running. As they run through a baseball game screaming, Run, it’s a Bee, all the players start to follow them. As they run through the school auditorium screaming, Run, it’s a Bee, all the actors start following them. When they finally arrive back at their garden the bee lands on Jasper’s nose and licks the pollen off. He soon proceeds on his way leaving the characters feeling silly that the bee never wanted to sting them, he just wanted the pollen!

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The Handoff

by Katherine Hengel (author) © 2011
Read Now Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781612472485
Finding the “right book” for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that—written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: All Xavier heard was two laps. He just started running! He ran the first lap as fast as he could. He passed everyone! But by the second lap, he was winded. It was hard to breathe. He had no energy. Everyone passed him.

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No Easy Race

by Katherine Hengel (author) © 2011
Read Now Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781602919471
Finding the “right book” for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that—written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: Central Avenue was close now. Victor knew he had to dig in. There was a place deep inside him. It’s where his speed came from. He didn’t understand it. But he trusted it. He finished one-step ahead of Marcos.

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