Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2008
Today, the BAM Radio Network (BRN), a joint project of Moving & Learning and Jackstreet Media, announced that the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has launched NASPE Radio. The new media resource will feature discussions with leading health, education and child development experts and will give NASPE's 16,000 members a new tool to enhance knowledge, improve professional practice, and increase support for high quality physical education. The channel will feature BRN's premier program, Body, Mind and Child (http://www.bodymindandchild.com), hosted by Rae Pica, an early childhood expert with 30 years of experience in the field. The program will be Nanocasted through the NASPE web site at http://www.naspeinfo.org, promoted to members through the organization's newsletter and made available for download via podcast.
"The National Association for Sport and Physical Education is one of the leading advocates for the value of physical education and physical activity," said Rae Pica. "In an educational culture that too often misses the connection between physical activity, superior academic performance and good child development practices, NASPE is a beacon of hope and a reliable guide."
NASPE Executive Director Charlene R. Burgeson said, "We are delighted to offer the latest insights into child development on our NASPE/AAHPERD website. NASPE agrees wholeheartedly with the creators of the BAM Radio Network program, Body, Mind and Child, that a child's success depends on a healthy mind in a healthy body!"
The preeminent national authority on physical education and a recognized leader in sport and physical activity, NASPE is a non-profit professional membership association that sets the standard for practice in physical education and sport. NASPE's 16,000 members include: K-12 physical education teachers, coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, sport management professionals, researchers, and college/university faculty who prepare physical activity professionals. NASPE seeks to enhance knowledge, improve professional practice, and increase support for high quality physical education, sport and physical activity programs through research, development of standards, and dissemination of information. It is the largest of the five national associations that make up the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD).
About BAM Radio Network
The BAM Radio Network was launched to address the severe imbalance in parenting practices caused by the "commercialization of parenting" and the emphasis on intellectual development that excludes the critical role of the mind/body connection in early childhood. Created by leading early childhood experts, the programming challenges the popular genre of parenting notions that has given rise to commercial products like Baby Einstein, Brainy Baby and lapware, all of which claim to accelerate a child's mental development in the face of science that suggests otherwise. The network is a joint venture between New Hampshire-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. The program is produced by Emmy Award winning broadcaster Errol Smith and distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.