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Fun Mud Day

at the Child and Family Development Resource Center


“Fun Mud Day” is an annual event at Eastern’s Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) that challenges preschoolers and toddlers to get outside and try a variety of wet and muddy obstacles that they might not otherwise encounter. These strength-building activities help children develop gross motor skills and build competence and confidence. Physical education professor Darren Robert organizes the event, engaging his physical education students as volunteers. Teachers and families participate with children in this fun event.

Fun Mud Day 2019 (5:30)

In this year's video, Dr. Darren Robert and Dr. Michelle Ferrer describe some of the more easily replicable elements of Fun Mud Day, and how each supports children's gross motor skills, feelings of competence and confidence, understanding of safety, and willingness to take safe risks.

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Fun Mud Day 2017 (2:55)

In this year's video, Dr. Darren Robert and several preschool teachers discuss the activities of Fun Mud Day, and how each supports children's gross motor development, feelings of competence and confidence, understanding of safety, and willingness to take safe risks.

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Fun Mud Day 2015 (3:47)

In this video, Kinesiology and Physical Education professor Dr. Darren Robert and his students describe how Fun Mud Day builds on strength, endurance, and confidence-building activities that children having been doing all year in PE classes.

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  • 2019 Video
    • Videography, Script, Editing: Ken Measimer
    • Thanks to Dr. Darren Robert, Dr. Michelle Ferrer, and Physical Education students Dillon Antonopoulos, Jesus Blanco, Kyle Bohonowicz, Dillon Burd, Ralph Carillo, Antonio Carlone, Natalie Hawes, Savannah Johnson, William Keane, Haley Kolesnik, Tim Kwochka, Conner LaBreck, Michael Moore, Brandon Piazza, Adam Pinch, Alyssa Powers, Zoe Robert, Sebastian Ruffino, Heather Spads, Kestrel Thorne-Kaunelis, Winter Thorne-Kaunelis, and Sadie Wood

    2017 Video
    • Videography: Sean Leser, Jess Marciante (student)
    • Scriptwriter/Editor: Sean Leser
    • Thanks to Dr. Darren Robert and PE students Emily Burg, Mark Chmielewski, Tyler Gibbs, Connor Hill, Zoe Robert, Hannah Steed, and Melissa Wabble

    2015 Video
    • Videography: Ken Measimer, Nicole Ricard, Sean Leser
    • Scriptwriter/Editor: Sean Leser
    • Special thanks to Dr. Darren Robert and students Mike Colantonio, Brendan Gillotti, Julia Sanzo, Maggie Sayers, and Trafford Underwood
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