ERIC Number: ED154924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Approaches to Programs of Motor Development and Activities for Young Children.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
This teaching guide for motor development in the primary grades describes various areas of concern in motor development and suggests activities for the development of young children in each area. Section I discusses the importance of motor development. The next six sections define and describe particular areas of motor development and suggest activities in each area which may be conducted by classroom teachers or by physical education specialists. The six areas are body and self image development, temporal awareness, laterality (internal awareness of the two sides of the body and their differences) and directionality (awareness of and distinction between left and right, up and down, and front and back in the surroundings), programming of movement sequence, vestibular and kinaesthetic sensory-motor training (dealing with sense of balance and internal awareness of body and movement), and recognition and discrimination of forms (shapes) as they relate to other forms. Activities which can be used by parents to help children develop basic motor abilities at home are included in the last section. It is suggested that the physical development of young children greatly affects their later success in intellectual and social as well as psychomotor pursuits. (CM)
Descriptors: Body Image, Group Instruction, Kinesthetic Perception, Motion, Motor Development, Parent Participation, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Primary Education, Psychomotor Skills, Sensory Integration, Teaching Guides
Texas Education Agency, 201 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.