For youngsters the is built by practice.
This Bundle combines the 5 Foot Path resources that Play Builds Kids has developed.
This series offers you: color and clear foot outlines to practice walking, hopping and jumping skills. Just print, laminate and tape securely to your gym, classroom or a safe practice space.
With the repetitions of simple walking-or-jumping patterns, a child will build coordination, balance, eye-foot awareness and strength.
PreK, K, Grades 1-3.
Use these 5 sets of foot outlines [B-W & Color] to create a variety of training lessons from simple to more complex patterns. Training the feet and developing physical coordination helps children climb the ladder of success.
Play Builds Kids Resources included in this Bundle. Total pages: 99.
- Foot Path I [Tpt Freebie] - 11 pp.
- Foot Path II - - 21 pp.
- Foot Path III - 23 pp.
- Foot Path IV - 20 pp.
- Foot Path V - 24 pp.
A youngster must understand that they can shift their weight between feet, as well as, understand: HOW their feet can push against the ground when they want to run, jump-or-hop.
Control of movement through eye-foot coordination is one of the most overlooked areas of development in young children.
Teaching Tip: Children should be taught proper ankle work. For the take-off: the knees flex slightly, then stretch immediately, as the heels leave the floor and the toes propel the body UP in the air.
These lesson provide young children with terms for the parts of the foot, as well as, showing them the fundamental movement skills [FMS] that build confidence.
For the healthy development of the whole person, physical education builds:
- body awareness
- spatial awareness
- eye-foot awareness
- visual perception
- brain-body integration
- directional awareness
These resources help the children become physically and mentally, aware of their bodies, to have body control capable to any demand.
The fundamental movement skills [FMS] are the keys to confidence in body control. Good use of footwork will provide gains in participation in childhood games and beginning sports action.
* It is our job, as teachers, to guide each student at their own level and rate of progress.
After printing and laminating a enclosed set of mats, you will follow a set of instructions that suggest a specific sequence for placing these laminated foot outlines on your play/gymnasium floor. Or make your own sequences!
As you explain to your class that each physical activity we perform has:
- A START position
- An ACTION phase
- A STOP position
They can develop the discipline of self-regulation through this activity.
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