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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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    Fundamental Movement Skills: An Educator’s Guide to Teaching Fundamental Movements has been designed as a resource for postsecondary students who are in the disciplines of physical education, kinesiology, recreation and leisure, and education. Teachers, leaders, and coaches may also use the resource and adapt the activity ideas to suit each particular situation. The book focuses on the development of the fundamental movement skills element of physical literacy. It includes information and activities for all children and youth at the Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learning to Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model, including those children with physical, developmental, and behavioural disabilities.

    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