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Fundamental Movement Skills: An Educator's Guide to Teaching Fundamental Movements

Fundamental Movement Skills: An Educator's Guide to Teaching Fundamental Movements

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    This resource supports teachers and recreational leaders in the planning and delivery of quality learning experiences that support the development of fundamental and specialized locomotor, stability, and manipulative skills.


    Postsecondary students who are in the disciplines of physical education, kinesiology, recreation and leisure, and education; also for teachers, recreational leaders, and coaches working with children of all abilities in the Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learning to Train stages of the LTAD Model.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Purpose of This Book
    A Definition of Physical Literacy
    The Importance of Movement
    Maturational Differences in Children and Youth
    A Developmental Approach to Motor Skill development
    Fundamental to Specialized Skills (Readiness and Mature Movers)
    Long-Term Athlete Development Model
    Resource Organization
    Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives of Physical Literacy in Children
    Physical Literacy
    Physical Literacy in School
    The Assimilation of Physical Literacy, Physical Activity, and Fundamental Movement Skills
    Fostering Natural Movement With Children
    Laban’s Movement Analysis to Facilitate Movement Understanding
    Stages of Development and Optimal Readiness
    Chapter 3. Children With Disabilities/Inclusion
    Best Practices for Inclusion
    Behaviour Management Techniques
    Chapter 4. Balance and Stability Skills
    Holding a Shape in Stillness
    Standing on One Foot
    Holding Shape While Travelling
    Log Roll
    Chapter 5. Locomotor Skills
    Skip and Gallop
    Jump: Five Basic Jumps
    Jump for Distance
    Stability Skills Combined With Locomotor Skills
    Educational Gymnastics
    Creative Dance
    Chapter 6. Manipulative Skills in Games
    Projecting Skills
    Underhand Roll
    Overhand Throw
    Sidearm Strike
    Striking Sideways, Overhand, and Underhand
    Receiving Skills
    Retaining Skills
    Combinations of Games Skills
    Cover, Dodge, and Intercept
    Receive and Dribble
    Receive and Pass
    Chapter 7. Planning and Assessment Strategies
    Planning to Teach Fundamental Skills
    Defining Assessment
    Principles of Assessment
    Assessing Outcomes
    Assessing Fundamental Movement Skills

    About the Author

    Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) is a national leader and vital contributor in fostering achievement and health among Canadian children and youth by supporting physical and health education and active living initiatives where children live, learn, and play. PHE Canada’s vision is a future wherein all children and youth in Canada live healthy, physically active lives.

    Contributors: Nancy Francis, PhD, Ashley Johnson, MA, Meghann Lloyd, PhD, Dan Robinson, PhD, Dwayne Sheehan, PhD, Cassandra Iannucci, BPhEd, Brent Gibson, Sharon May, Kayla Twigge, Rick Bell, PhD, Sandra Gibbons, PhD, Viviene Temple, PhD, Ken Lodewyk, PhD, Meghann Lloyd, PhD, David Legg, PhD.