ERIC Number: ED279126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Motor Education: Educational Development Programs.
Tansley, A. E.
This booklet presents educational programs and activities focusing on motor skills for 5- to 9-year-old children and older children with learning problems. The premise of the activities is that the acquisition of motor skills is essential to basic learning. The role of language as a mediator and controller of motor development is emphasized. The first section describes the identification of children with neuromotor problems and the general use of the activities described in the booklet. The second section notes the importance of learning the vocabulary (everyday objects, clothing, body parts, pronouns, actions, spatial relationships, and categorizing terms) that accompanies the activities. In the third section activities are described for: gross motor skills; fine motor skills; body awareness; rhythm training; laterality and cerebral dominance; hand-eye and foot-eye coordination; visual and auditory perception; mime and drama; and problem solving involving motor activity and language. Suggestions are presented for planning programs and individual lessons. The final sections present: a list of useful equipment for the activities; a list of 11 references; and a form for keeping a record of student motor development. (CB)
Descriptors: Body Image, Elementary Education, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Problems, Motor Development, Movement Education, Neurological Organization, Perceptual Development, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Physical Activity Level, Psychomotor Objectives, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Communication Skill Builders, Inc., 3130 N. Dodge Blvd., P.O. Box 42050, Tucson, AZ 85733 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: The American version of the 1980 British edition.