Monday, October 27, 2008

Motor Development

It is amazing to me how these young children are able to progress so quickly. Working with the young students is such a great opportunity to really learn the core values and skills of physical education. With the younger children one needs to break skills down to simple movements. Everything is simplified and moderated with almost certain progressions later on down the road. I personally love the energy and the attitudes of the younger children. Almost all of the kids are happy to learn and play and all they want to do is participate. We as Physical educators need to make this experience fun and educational. They may not understand the concept of life long fitness but we need to keep bringing it up because one day they will get it and if we are lucky they will remember some of the things we taught them.

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