ERIC Number: ED204303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Movement Education For Preschool Children.
Riggs, Maida L., Ed.; And Others
This booklet explores why movement education is important for preschool children, what activities to include in a program, how and where to conduct a program, and criteria that can help to structure the program environment. The first section presents a rationale for the use of movement education for helping preschool children to develop competence, self confidence, and readiness skills, and to deal with fear. A section on the content of movement education programs introduces the concepts behind fundamental movement skills, manipulative skills, and expressive skills. The guided discovery method of teaching is discussed in the next chapter, with suggestions to encourage learning about body image and actions. Safety considerations are also presented. The last chapter provides guidelines for designing areas for movement activities, suggestions for selecting equipment for indoor and outdoor spaces, and improvisations for movement apparatus. (FG)
Descriptors: Body Image, Discovery Learning, Movement Education, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Activities, Physical Development, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Safety, Teaching Methods
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (Stock Number 243-26818; $7.50 ea., 10 or more copies, 5 percent discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
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