Basics of Fine Motor Skills

Developmental Activities for Kids

Basics of Fine Motor Skills

Your Guide to Fine Motor Skill Development in the Home, Classroom, or Therapy Practice. Learn all of the basics of fine motor development and get age appropriate fine motor activity suggestions for kids of all ages. In Basics of Fine Motor Skills, you'll learn which skills are important for fine motor development, plus what fine motor development looks like in children at all age levels. Explore how gross motor, visual-motor, and sensory processing skills affect fine motor development. Plus learn what fine motor red flags to look for as your child develops. Get activity ideas and suggestions for all the different fine motor skills and also find age appropriate activities based on your child's skills and abilities. Your go-to-guide for everything fine motor related, it's the perfect resource for parents, teachers, and therapists.

Creative Activities for Young Children

Creative Activities for Young Children

Creative Activities for Young Children, 9th edition is a rare combination of an art and curriculum text, and is an invaluable resource for any teacher, pre-service or experienced. Teachers, parents, and child-care providers will value this teaching resource that not only promotes creativity in children but also encourages readers to exercise their own creativity. It has a wealth of information covering every conceivable content area that would be encountered in an early childhood classroom, as well as up to grade 5. The sound theoretical base of the book is applied in the hundreds of practical activities provided throughout the text. This updated edition addresses national early childhood standards, more coverage on developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), in depth discussion of play and art development theories, as well as additional activities for children with special needs and more activities to meet specific learning styles. All references, including websites, software recommendations, and additional readings have been updated in this edition. The final section on Creativity and Multicultural Education covers the place of creativity in the anti-bias curriculum, and provides a multitude of creative activity ideas for use in the multicultural classrooms of today. Students will find this book to be a continual resource throughout their professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Learning in Motion

101+ Sensory Activities for the Classroom

Learning in Motion

Age-appropriate activities for every week of the school year! Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and primary classes, each activity has been developed to attract and keep children's interest by using a multi-sensory approach, in order to improve children's learning and behavior. Each classroom-ready activity includes: Activity goals Time required Educational objectives Materials list Step-by-step procedures Adaptations for children with special needs Multilevel instruction to match different abilities Activities are organized by month (the book begins with September activities and ends with August activities), so educators can quickly choose activities that correspond with seasons, holidays, and educational goals throughout the year. Each activity also includes a "Letter to Parents" that may be copied and sent home with the children. These specially tailored letters provide a brief description of the activity, explain the educational purpose behind it, and suggest related home activities to help the children grow. Learning in Motion is perfect for preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, primary school teachers, special educators, support personnel, staff-development specialists, early-childhood specialists, and more!

Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills

The Stepping Stones Curriculum

Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills

Help children with motor coordination difficulties to develop their gross motor skills in a fun way with this guided programme for children and young people aged 5-18. Activity worksheets provide detailed descriptions of how gross motor tasks can be accomplished through incremental stages, culminating in the achievement of the specific task. The step-by-step programme is divided into two sections: * learning basic skills, which includes balance, jumping, climbing, skipping, ball skills, riding a bike and more * developing specific sports skills, which includes football, badminton, basketball, netball, tennis, bowling and more. The Stepping Stones Curriculum will enable adults to chart the progress of a child and allow children to become engaged in mastering motor coordination skills. Supplementary aids such as warm up and cool-down activity sheets, an initial assessment tool and a certificate of achievement will help parents and professionals to deliver the programme effectively at home or at school.

Adaptive Fitness & Gross Motor Development

A gross motor skills and athletic development guide

Adaptive Fitness & Gross Motor Development

An increasing majority of children with varying levels of disabilities including autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities and behavior disorders; as well as typically developing children with varying skill levels, exhibit challenges with motor delays, co-ordination, self-esteem and weight management issues. These challenges make it difficult for children to just be children and participate in group activities with their peers. Early intervention is critical when dealing with such issues. Now, with the help of Adaptive Fitness & Gross Motor Development, parents will be able to work with their children in the comfort of their home. They will have a step by step guide on how to perform gross motor development activities the correct way and with proper form. They will be given step by step guide on how to perform hands on techniques for each activity for those children that need more assistance with performing the skills. And more importantly, they will be able to interact, connect with, empower, and motivate their children into going beyond unexpected limits.

Physical Education in the Early Years

Physical Education in the Early Years

This book begins with an overview of the first months of a child's life, with an indication of the major movement milestones which all children should reach before they enter the pre-school phase. The rest of the book gives information about developing children's physical skills in dance, games and gymnastics throughout the pre-school and infant school phase. It also addresses many of the contemporary issues surrounding the delivery of the PE curriculum in schools including the assessment of pupil's performance. This book will help students, teachers and curriculum leaders deliver a sound PE education to children aged 3-7, and will also prove useful to all those involved in early years education. Pauline Wetton is currently a lecturer in education and an assistant director of sport at the University of Durham. The Teaching and Learning in the First Three Years at School series is edited by Joy Palmer.

Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome

A cornerstone of our Down syndrome collection and an essential resource for thousands of parents and professionals, this guide to gross motor development is thoroughly revised and updated. In parent-friendly language, the author explains the many physiological reasons that children with Down syndrome experience delays in their gross motor development and presents a physical therapy treatment plan from birth to age 6. Over 200 photos accompany step-by-step instructions to help readers assess a child's gross motor readiness and teach skills for head control, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, using stairs, running, kicking, jumping, and riding a tricycle. This second edition features additional activities, many new photos, info on transitioning from trikes to bikes, tips to address problems such as flat feet, and tendencies to watch for that can thwart development. Use this comprehensive and encouraging resource to get started working on your child's gross motor development and to supplement physical therapy.