Purposeful Play: Early Childhood Movement Activities on a Budget describes 36 energizing activities and 104 classroom-tested variations to help preschool through early elementary age children learn movement, fitness, and nutrition skills and concepts.


An exercise to improve a child's upper-body strength suggests making the experience more fun by giving the child a fishing hat to wear and playing music with "a fishing or ocean theme such as the song 'Blanket for a Sail' by Harry Nilsson."