Physical Motor Development Physical Competence n Physical fitness

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Physical Motor Development

Physical Motor Development

Physical Competence n Physical fitness is declining ¨ Elevated blood pressure ¨ High cholesterol

Physical Competence n Physical fitness is declining ¨ Elevated blood pressure ¨ High cholesterol ¨ Low levels of physical activity ¨ Obesity

Benefits of Physical Activity n n n Competence Channeling aggression Express a range of

Benefits of Physical Activity n n n Competence Channeling aggression Express a range of emotions Social skills Creative skills Cognitive skills

Intellectual Growth Through Physical Activity Infancy - perceptual motor learning n New experiences n

Intellectual Growth Through Physical Activity Infancy - perceptual motor learning n New experiences n Picture n Word n

Identify Levels of Development n n n In addition to incorporating interests and preferences

Identify Levels of Development n n n In addition to incorporating interests and preferences Infants – roll & crawl Toddlers – climb Preschoolers – greater balance and coordination School age – greater eye hand eye foot coordination

Plan for Comprehensive Physical Development Program Body Awareness n Coordination - Balance n Locomotion

Plan for Comprehensive Physical Development Program Body Awareness n Coordination - Balance n Locomotion n Spatial Relationships n Manipulation n Rhythm and Timing n

Teacher’s Role n Provide physical environment ¨ Well maintained ¨ Open ended materials n

Teacher’s Role n Provide physical environment ¨ Well maintained ¨ Open ended materials n Presentation of activities ¨ Casual informal ¨ Flexible – varying abilities ¨ Respond to child’s ideas ¨ Include in daily schedule

Remember n Welcome ideas n Offer repeated opportunities n Encourage movement n Use both

Remember n Welcome ideas n Offer repeated opportunities n Encourage movement n Use both sides of body n Multi level activities n Cross the mid-line

Also Remember n Increase tactile input n Keep safety in mind n Parallel and

Also Remember n Increase tactile input n Keep safety in mind n Parallel and cross action n Do not emphasize right and left n Activities for relaxation and quiet n Discontinue activity before exhausted n Keep safety in mind