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Play Builds Kids BE Balanced! Series
Blend gross motor development into your classroom academics. This UNIT makes it is easy to bring improvements in physical literacy: into a classroom, home-school setting or a open play space.
When we consider the relatively new concept of PHYSICAL LITERACY and its role in education, we must discover what physical literacy means. It optimizes early brain and motor development through gains in a healthier life experience.
Movement is essential to childhood development. The idea of increasing physical literacy optimizes early brain and motor development.
The materials in the Play Builds Kids Be Balanced! UNITS will begin this positive pathway for your students. Your lessons will add the vocabulary of movement, body terminology, directional terms, descriptive words to build their language literacy also. Use the active play times in your early childhood programs to grow: words and movement knowledge. Let me suggest: it is literacy with a double meaning!!
The Be Balanced! Series has 3 sections: Basic skills, Super skills, SUPER Star skills.
Also see: The Get Ready! Get Set Mindset resource begins the self-regulation series.
This UNIT and the next 2 UNITS focus on mastery of basic balance and body control
The Task Cards enable visualization of each balance and encourage proper alignment, which develops good posture.
Gains: With efficient body management, a person develops self-confidence and can use that positive self-regard as they communicate with peers and adults.
Tips for Teaching:
My mission is to give teachers a logically organized plan to bring movement competency and beginning sport education to their students.
The entire Play Builds Kids Training Program aims building mastery of the fundamental movement skills. Visit this Play Builds Kids Footwork Series: Foot Path I – V. For a vision of the whole Play Builds Kids curriculum read my Blog.
1. The larger Play Builds Kids curriculum offers the benefits of active play and physical activities that help learning and experiencing movement skills in a logical progression. Find out how movement concepts [like starting and stopping] and specific strategies for sequencing: are effective in building basic movement skills.
2. As you monitor student attempts, your CUE WORDS and your use of directional terms will establish a literacy link to movement.
3. You can help them in their learning process by providing these learning cues when and only: if required. With some verbal guidance, some modeling and nurturing the child's natural abilities, these abilities will GROW. Abilities need progressive challenges to make gains. Ability growth does not happen naturally. It must be cultivated!
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Physical literacy involves a continuum of learning that enables individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential and to participate fully in their community and wider society. To hold that physical literacy facilitates pursuit of meaningful physical activity, regardless of physical endowments.
With the goal of achieving a level of physical activity through physical education, educators and caregivers of youth to hold P.E. as an important content as it gives structure to this significant human dimension. We can view PE as an equivalent with other subjects.