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Motor Skill Development in Children - Chapter Summary
This collection of lessons is on motor skills development in children. You will be presented with examples of locomotor skills, see information on various factors that influence the development of motor skills, and get familiar with the meaning of perceptual-motor skills.
Take a look at body awareness, and examine rhythmic movement development and its influences. More topical information can be found in this chapter, including:
- Physicality and movement and the fundamental concepts they represent
- Development, examples and definition of gross motor skills in children
- Definition, development and examples of children's fine motor skills
- Development of motor skills in the stages of infancy, early childhood and adolescence
- Principles and activities associated with movement skills development
- Teaching the attainment of motor skills by use of progressions
- Techniques that can be used for motor skills assessment
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1. Fundamental Concepts of Movement & Physicality
What are the fundamental movement skills? Why are they useful? Can movement based instruction help with other skills? These are some of the ideas we will be discussing in this lesson.
2. What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples
Gross motor skills allow children to control those body movements that require the use of large muscles in the legs, arms, and torso. Learn more about gross motor skills from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples
Think of toddlers at a daycare, or the young actors in the movie 'The Kindergarten Cop.' What comes to mind? Is it small children doing arts and crafts or possibly running around with scissors? These are examples of fine motor skills, which children should develop around this age.
4. What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples
We are about to get a move on, literally! This lesson describes the difference between locomotor and non-locomotor skills and explains the vital role each plays in the development of a child's physical abilities.
5. Motor Development in Infancy, Early Childhood & Adolescence
Motor development changes throughout the lifespan. This lesson discusses motor development in infancy, early childhood, and adolescence. Both gross and fine motor development are addressed.
6. Factors Influencing Motor Development
Understanding and supporting motor development in children plays an important role in teaching kids. This lesson will discuss gross and fine motor skills and the factors that influence their development.
7. Perceptual-Motor Development: Definition & Skill Development
In this lesson, we define perceptual-motor development and discuss components of perceptual-motor development, such as visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic discrimination, and then explain how they relate to skill acquisition and performance.
8. Influences on the Development of Rhythmic Movement
If you are trying to incorporate more rhythmic movement activities into your PE instruction, you may be interested in what influences development of this movement in students. This lesson discusses some of the factors.
9. Body Awareness: Definition & Explanation
What is body awareness and why is it important? This lesson will define body awareness as well as offer explanations to consider regarding body awareness.
10. Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities
In this lesson, we discuss ways to develop movement skills. These include locomotor, non-locomotor, and object control skills, used separately or in combination.
11. Teaching Progressions for Motor Skill Attainment
In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of motor skills and why these are so important to a child's development. Find out what is meant by motor skills progression and how you can support students appropriately.
12. Techniques for Assessing Motor Skills
Motor skills are essential to childhood development. In this lesson, we will learn about different motor skills such as locomotor, non-locomotor, and object control skills. We will review examples of how to assess the development of these skills.
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