Perceptual Motor Development Series Books 1 to 5
Usual Price $25 each or $110 for set.
Sale Price $90 for set of 5
Only available as set.
(NOTE: At the time of upload, Book One is out of print and valued at over $50 - though second hand copies may be less. These copies are brand new).
Series of 5 activity books covering preschool and the primary grades. Use these classroom-tested movement education activities to assess your students motor strengths and weaknesses in preschool and early elementary grades or special education classes. The sequence of easily given tests and tasks requires minimal instruction time and your kids will find the activities to be interesting, challenging and fun!
Part 1: Basic Movement Activities
Section 1 in this first book in the series includes a Perceptual-Motor Evaluation Scale that evaluates students on the Identification of Body Parts, Walking Board activities, Hopping activities, Jump and Land activities, Obstacle Course activities, Ball Catch activities, and includes a place for Optional Tests. Section 2 of this book includes: Walking Activities, Running Activities, Leaping Activities, Jumping Activities, Hopping Activities, Galloping Activities, Skipping Activities, Sliding Activities, General Locomotion Activities, and Partner Activities.
PART 2: Ball, Rope & Hoop Activities
Introduces the students to Ball Activities which utilizes a ball which is a marvelous piece of equipment for children. It is the most commonly used equipment in physical education programs as well as in natural play experiences. Its versatility allows it to be manipulated in so many ways. It can be bounced, thrown, rolled, kicked, butted and socked. From infancy, children are eager to be challenged by that round elusive object--the ball. It promises excellent opportunities for developing hand-eye coordination and visual tracking skills necessary for general academic achievement. The ability to handle and control a ball is an important skill for all children. Children who do not have the opportunity to develop these competencies tend to perform poorly and as a result avoid participating in games and sport activities. By implementing a comprehensive program arranged by skill levels that progress from simple to difficult based on sound mechanical principles, the children have more opportunity to be successful.
Part 3: Balance Activities:
Use these classroom-tested movement education activities to assess your students motor strengths and weaknesses in preschool and early elementary grades or special education classes. The sequence of easily given tests and tasks requires minimal instruction time and your kids will find the activities to be interesting, challenging and fun! Book is divided into 3 parts. Section 1 covers Walking Board Activities. Section 2 covers Coordination Ladder Activities. Section 3 covers Jump Box Activities
Part 4: Bean Bag, Rhythym & Stick Activities
This book has 2 parts. Part 1 covers Bean Bag Activities such as: Balance and Body Image Activities, Throwing and Catching Activities, Throwing Activities, Locomotor Activities, Speed and Agility Activities, and Partner Activities. Part 2 covers Rhythm Stick Activities such as: Motor Dexterity Activities, Hand/eye Reaction Activities, Agility Activities, Balance and Body Image Activities, Rhythm and Creative Response Activities, and Striking Activities. The book consists of 28 pages and all the activities are sequenced according to difficulty
Part 5: Tire, Parachute Activities:
This book is divided into 2 Parts: Part 1--Tire Activities; and Part 2--Parachute Activities. The book consists of 36 pages and all the activities are sequenced according to difficulty. PART 1 introduces the student to Tire Activities that consists of bicycle tires which are among the most versatile, inexpensive, indestructible and easily obtained teacher tools available for use in the physical education program. They are safe, easy to handle and their shape makes them convenient for storage. Bicycle tires, being lightweight, are more practical than automobile tires thereby allowing for a greater variety of uses. The tires can be painted in a variety of colors and when used with colored bean bags, children can toss the red bean bag into a red tire, blue bean bag into a blue tire, etc. Matching objects that are the same color develops visual perception in your children and reinforces the same skills that are used in a reading readiness program. By using color labels, children can match the word to the appropriate colored tire, thereby helping to build and strengthen the bridge between cognition and language