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ERIC Number: EJ757243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1045-4853
An Early Childhood Movement Laboratory Model: Kindergym
Marston, Rip
Teaching Elementary Physical Education, v15 n2 p6-8 Mar 2004
Early childhood motor activity programs at institutions of higher learning can operate within the tripartite mission of the university while serving a vital function in providing leadership and guidance to educators. This article describes the University of Northern Iowa's Kindergym model. Within this model, curricular areas of games/sports, rhythm/dance, and gymnastics/fitness are presented in a variety of mediums, including problem solving and guided discovery processes. The awareness of one's body, the space in which one may move, the quality of that movement, and the relationships one may have with people and/or objects are emphasized using environmental mediums such as the floor, apparatus, rhythms, and manipulatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A