Physical Activity Curriculum
Developed and tested to improve motor skills in youth with and without developmental disabilities
Three main components:
Get Ready: warm-up exercises
Get Strong: muscle and bone building exercises
Have Fun: games that build coordination, agility, balance, speed, and muscle strength
Play in pairs or more!
Each activity is presented with an illustration and written directions that include set-up and possible modifications. Because that is not enough, each activity is linked to a video of families doing the exercises and playing the games.
Fifty physical activity plans starting at 25+ up to 45+ min. Activity plans for indoor and outdoor spaces, plans with little or no sports/play equipment. You can even create your own!
See sport/play equipment needed
Get a list of activities (Get Strong, Get Ready, Have Fun) for the day
Modify the plan as needed
From physical activity recommendations to a calendar that allows you to track how many minutes of activity you have accumulated. Lots of tools to help you include physical activity in your child's routine.
MY TOOLS provides you with activity modifications, tracking of minutes, ideas to make your own equipment and more.
FunDoRoo mobile app and book were developed after testing its parent curriculum. See publications of its parent physical activity curriculum:
Rubin, DA, Wilson, KS, Castner, DM, Dumont-Driscoll M. (2019). Changes in Health-Related Outcomes in Youth with Obesity in Response to a Home-Based Parent-Led Physical Activity Program. J Adolesc Health. 65(3):323-330.
Rubin, DA, Wilson, KS, Honea, KE, Castner, DM, McGarrah, JG, Rose, DJ, Dumont-Driscoll, M. (2019). An evaluation of the implementation of a parent-led, games-based physical activity intervention: the Active Play at Home quasi-randomized trial. Health Education Research. 34(1):98-112.
Rubin, DA, Wilson, KS, Dumont-Driscoll M, Rose, DJ. (2019). Effectiveness of a Parent-led Physical Activit Intervention in Youth with Obesity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 51(4)805-813.
Rubin, DA, Duran, AT, Haqq, AM, Gertz, E, Dumont-Driscoll, M. (2018). Changes in Cardiometabolic Markers in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Nonsyndromic Obesity following Participation in a Home-Based Physical Activity Intervention. Pediatric Obesity. 13(11):734-743.
Rubin, DA, Wilson, KS, Wiersma, LD, Weiss, JW. and Rose, DJ. (2014) Rationale and design of active play @ home: a parent-led physical activity program for children with and without disability. BMC Pediatrics,14:41.
The FunDoRoo Early Discoveries book was developed after testing its parent curriculum. Publications are in the development stage.