Rae Pica

Movement Specialist

Rae Pica has been a children’s movement specialist for 24 years. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 14 books, including the text Experiences in Movement, the Moving & Learning Series, and Your Active Child, written for the parents of children birth to eight.

Rae is nationally known for her workshops and keynotes and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues, and numerous state health departments throughout the country. Ms. Pica served on the task force of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that created Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children Birth to Five Years. She is also the author of “Kids in Action,” a booklet of movement activities parents can do at home with their children, sponsored by Kellogg, NASPE, and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.