ERIC Number: ED107620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
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Motor Development in Early Childhood: A Guide for Movement Education with Ages 2 to 6.
Flinchum, Betty M.
This book deals with the following areas: (a) basic motor development and readiness of the young child for movement activities, (b) learning and developmental theories commonly used in early childhood education, (c) instructional approaches for using movement as a learning modality, and (d) general educational implications which can be ascertained from motor activities and movement learning. The book contains nine chapters, the first of which is an introduction to children and movement. The second chapter discusses assessment of motor skills in children, child growth and development studies of motor patterns, and studies with implications for young children. Chapter 3 concerns motor pattern development and includes a learning module. Chapter 4 discusses the psychomotor domain and learning levels, and includes a motor taxonomy as applied to young children. Reflex movements, basic movements, coordination activities, balance activities, and body awareness activities are all examined in chapter 5. Chapter 6 looks at purposes of perceptual-motor activities, self-expression activities, form perception, and ocular tracking, and includes a list of perceptual-motor tests. Chapter 7 presents teaching strategies for motor development. Chapter 8 discusses management for learning through movement. The last chapter deals with educational implications of movement. A motor ability test is appended. (PB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Motion, Motor Development, Movement Education, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Perceptual Motor Learning, Psychomotor Skills, Teaching Methods
The C. V. Mosby Company, Publishers, 3301 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63103 ($8.50)
Publication Type: Books
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