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ERIC Number: ED475054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 175
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7360-3394-7
Kidnastics. A Child-Centered Approach to Teaching Gymnastics.
This book illustrates KiDnastics, an instructional model that simplifies the teaching of gymnastics, with teachers using traditional and nontraditional equipment to provide different practice environments. KiDnastics' three-step approach to teaching gymnastics has students first practice single skills, then sequence those skills together, then perform then for an audience. KiDnastics frames its content around five movement categories. There are 70 skills divided into 16 themes within the five movement categories. Illustrated task cards are provided. Part 1, "Understanding KiDnastics," includes: (1) "Rethinking Gymnastics Instruction: How KiDnastics Evolved"; (2) "Environmental Manipulation: An Approach to Skill Development"; and (3) "Teaching and Assessing KiDnastics." Part 2,"Practicing Environmentally," features (4) "Rolling Environments"; (5) "Jumping Environments"; (6) "Balancing Environments"; (7) "Vaulting Environments;," and (8) "Hanging and Climbing Environments." Part 3, "Sequencing and Performing KiDnastics Routines," includes (9) "Ideas for Sequencing and Performing", and (10) "Organizing and Performing KiDnastics Shows." (SM)
Human Kinetics, P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076 (ISBN: 0736033947, $22). Tel: 800-747-4457 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A