Ch 3: Motor Skills & Movement Activities

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Watch short and concise video lessons to learn more about movement skills and teaching methods for motor skill development and more. These lessons feature self-assessment quizzes to solidify your knowledge of the material.

Motor Skills and Movement Activities - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers the essentials of body and space awareness, movement factors and motor learning. You'll find a review of key vocabulary terms and study the benefits of physical activity on child development, body movement components and range of motion. Each lesson breaks down a larger topic such as movement, into easily digestible chunks covering movement factors, manipulative movements, development of movement patterns and more. After you've watch the lessons in this chapter, you'll know about:

  • Dynamic and fundamental movement skills
  • Teaching programs used for attaining motor skills
  • Teaching motor learning concepts in physical education programs
  • Locomotor, nonlocomotor and manipulative movement components
  • How body parts transfer body weight, take flight and form body shapes
  • Personal and general space
  • How time, effort and flow combine to make effective movement

These short and engaging video lessons are led by subject experts who use dynamic animations and graphics to make learning movement activities and motor skills fun and simple. Lessons come with transcripts, so you can quickly reference vocabulary terms and video tags that you can use to refer back to main points in the lessons.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Motor Skills & Movement Activities
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The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

1. The Human Nervous System: Parts & Functions

Your nervous system allows you to experience the world around you and react to it. It's a complex system that's split into two main parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Read on to learn the parts and functions of the system.

Fundamental & Dynamic Movement Skills

2. Fundamental & Dynamic Movement Skills

In this lesson, we discuss both fundamental and dynamic movement skills. We review a human's first five years of life, and we discuss the concepts of agility, balance, and coordination. We also recap various types of movement skills.

Teaching Progressions for Motor Skill Attainment

3. 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.

Physical Activity Benefits for Children's Growth & Development

4. Physical Activity Benefits for Children's Growth & Development

Is exercise all that important to kids? If so, then what kind of exercise and how much is appropriate? This lesson answers these questions and relays the benefits of childhood exercise.

Teaching Motor Learning Concepts in Physical Education

5. Teaching Motor Learning Concepts in Physical Education

As a physical education teacher, you have the opportunity to really help your students learn to use their bodies. This lesson discusses what it means to teach concepts of motor learning in the context of a physical education class.

Components of Body Movements: Locomotor, Nonlocomotor & Manipulative

6. Components of Body Movements: Locomotor, Nonlocomotor & Manipulative

Fundamental body movements are the building blocks necessary for physical activities like sports and dance. This lesson explains the components of three fundamental body movements: locomotor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative.

Body Awareness: Definition & Explanation

7. 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.

Space Awareness: Understanding How the Body Moves

8. Space Awareness: Understanding How the Body Moves

This article focuses on spatial awareness, including how the objects surrounding us affect our spatial awareness and some various challenges we face regarding spatial awareness.

The Three Factors of Movement: Time, Effort & Flow

9. The Three Factors of Movement: Time, Effort & Flow

Movement can be broken into three factors: effort, time, and flow. Each factor is important and is related to the others. Read on to learn about each factor and how they relate to movement as a whole.

Activities for Developing Basic Movement Patterns

10. Activities for Developing Basic Movement Patterns

In this lesson, we review activities that develop basic movement patterns. We discuss slow and fast movements and identify five common activities for developing nine of the patterns.

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