ERIC Number: ED403077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Motor Skills Information Packet.
This activity book is designed to assist teachers in enhancing preschool children's motor skills, physical development, and social skills, and to build young children's self-esteem. The activities are designed for both disabled and nondisabled children. The first section of the book suggests specific activities in 13 categories of motor skills: (1) body awareness; (2) locomotor activities; (3) balance; (4) tumbling; (5) throwing; (6) catching; (7) kicking; (8) striking; (9) dribbling/shooting; (10) ball rolling; (11) scooters; (12) obstacle course; and (13) parachutes. The second section provides sample lesson plans to develop the specific motor skills. The third section provides sample integrated plans for a month in an effort to adapt physical education to the whole of the child and assist in exploration and understanding of the environment. The fourth section provides sample special activity days and contains a planned mini Olympics to codify what the preschoolers have learned during the year in physical education. The final section consists of miscellaneous activities such as the A to Z's of physical education, recess activities, games, equipment uses and alternate uses, and adaptive uses for household and inexpensive items. Contains a listing of reference sources for further information and sources of creative play activities and suppliers. (SD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Exercise, Exercise Physiology, Lesson Plans, Motor Development, Motor Reactions, Movement Education, Muscular Strength, Physical Activities, Physical Development, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, Preschool Education, Psychomotor Objectives, Psychomotor Skills, Special Needs Students, Tumbling
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A