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Lock Haven University professor pens book chapter

Rudella Jennifer Rudella, assistant professor in the Department of Health Science at Lock Haven University, has written a chapter in the book, “Physical Activity and Health Promotion in the Early Years: Effective Strategies for Early Childhood Educators.”

The book focuses on improving the well-being of young children and explains why physical activity plays an important role in a child’s health. Topics discussed in the book include motor skills, interaction, physical literacy, dog ownership, developmental delays, and others.

Rudella’s chapter emphasizes how early childhood educators can increase physical activity through exergames. “ ‘Dance, Dance Revolution’ and ‘Just Dance’ are a few of the games that are included,” Rudella said. “Each game includes effective instruction, classroom set up, and how to increase physical activity among children.”

Rudella book cover

The 17-chapter book geared toward early childhood educators was published in June and is Rudella’s first published book chapter.

The book is available at and can be bought as a hardcover or eBook.

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Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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