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PRE-ORDER America: The Early Years Fundamental Movement Skills: An Educator’s Guide to Enhancing Locomotor, Non-Locomotor, Balance, Games, Drama and Dance Skills
What this book focuses on:
We emphasize four key areas in our program, and we firmly believe that this resource will not only simplify the teaching of fundamental movement skills but also make it an enjoyable, stress-free experience for both educators and learners.
K-2 Fundamental Movement Skills: An Educator's Guide to Enhancing Locomotor, Non-Locomotor and Balance Skills using an Educational Gymnastics approach - American Edition
Author: Dr Graham Dodd
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Equipment and Safety
You do not need all the equipment in this book!
We give you station ideas and you can tailor to what you have on hand.
We guide you through the art of equipment usage, safety and station creation, ensuring that everyone can participate with minimal wait times.
Here's what you'll discover:
- Equipment Guidance
- Efficient Station Creation
- Minimizing Wait Times
- Optimizing Class Time
In Brain Science we discuss how physical movement profoundly influences brain function. Recognizing this interdependence highlights the value of regular physical activity for optimizing cognitive abilities and emotional well-being.
You'll read about how the brain:
- Boosts the Release of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)
- Creates Connectivity Between the Cerebellum and Prefrontal Cortex
- Engages the Vestibular System
- Integrates Both Brain Hemispheres
- Enhances Visual-Motor Skills
- Improves Visual Perception
- Elevates moods
Curriculum Outcomes, Assessments and Worksheets
Our program is carefully designed to align with established educational standards and curriculum frameworks. By doing so, we ensure that our content and activities complement what students are learning in their academic subjects.
We do the heavy lifting by having:
- Lesson Plans with Multi-Use Floor Plans and Grade Level Overviews
- Assessment and Worksheets Linking Directly
- Cross-Curricular Integration Connected with Multiple Subjects
Fundamental Movement Skills
In the early years of development, children embark on a journey of discovery through movement. We offer the building blocks of physical literacy, enhancing skills that lay the foundation for a lifetime of active and confident exploration.
Our program emphasizes:
- Levels and Directions
- Animal Travels and Pathways
- Jumping and Turning
The lesson plans and lesson objectives demonstrate how Dr. Dodd connects movement and brain science.
V9.0 Curriculum and Cross-Curricular Links
Every lesson has opportunities for cross-curricular connections that relate to the designated curriculum.
Easily Customisable Lesson Plans
Lesson plans that are simple to read and flexible for a PE, classroom, or substitute teacher.