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Townsend, J. Scott; Mohr, Derek J. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2005
In the May, 2005, issue of "TEPE," the "Research to Practice" section initiated a two-part series focused on assessing fundamental locomotor and manipulative skills. The series was generated in response to research by Pappa, Evanggelinou, & Karabourniotis (2005), recommending that curricular programming in physical education at the elementary…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Instructional Materials, Basic Skills, Elementary Education
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Oslin, Judy – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2004
Most motor development experts, teacher educators, and physical educators agree that the development of fundamental motor skills ought to be the focus of primary level (K-2nd grade) physical education. Given the limited number of days allocated for physical education in most elementary schools, ensuring that all students learn 200 or more…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Play, Motor Development, Physical Education
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Hastie, Peter A.; Martin, Ellen H.; Gibson, Gary S. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2005
It is doubtful that any teacher would question the value of rhythmic movement in a physical education program. The benefits of being able to move rhythmically and to keep a beat are numerous. First, children with rhythm have an increased kinesthetic awareness of their body in motion and stillness. As most physical activities have an inherent…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Wall, Sarah J.; Rudisill, Mary E. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2004
Through experiences with toddlers at the ADC-Ridgecrest Physical Activity Program, the authors have found there are many ways to encourage and promote the "Active Start" guidelines through play. Their research and collaboration with early childhood specialists suggests that toddlers like to play and that it is particularly important in the overall…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Guidelines