ERIC Number: ED161534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Psychomotor Talent in Early Childhood.
Karnes, Merle B.; And Others
This teaching guide suggests practical ideas for encouraging psychomotoric talent in preschool children. It is part of a series of similar guides developed by the RAPYHT Project (Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented) for educating young gifted/talented handicapped children and gifted children with no handicaps. An initial list of characteristics which indicate exceptional psychomotoric ability in preschoolers is followed by suggestions to stimulate and encourage the psychomotorically talented child. A list of recommended types of classroom equipment and their uses is included. Descriptions of classroom activities comprise the largest section of the guide. Because basic motor skills like walking, running, jumping, climbing, hopping, skipping, and throwing are comprised of more fundamental elements, the suggested activities are classified under 6 fundamental motor elements: dynamic balance, rhythmic locomotion, gross eye-hand coordination, fine eye-hand coordination, agility, and strength. An annotated list of resources is provided. (CM)
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Educational Equipment, Gifted, Handicapped Children, Learning Activities, Motor Development, Movement Education, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Preschool Education, Psychomotor Skills, Talent Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publications Office, Institute for Child Behavior and Development, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Catalog No. 1403.011, $2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. for Child Behavior and Development.