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Teaching the Underhand Throw with Rhymes

Teaching the Underhand Throw with Rhymes

Kathy Wagner | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this physical education lesson, the teacher uses simple rhymes to teach students how to throw a ball underhanded — also known as the “tick tock throw.” The students learn to hold the ball...
Teaching Fine Motor Skills: Winding Activity

Teaching Fine Motor Skills: Winding Activity

Kristin Freed | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this lesson, students do a winding activity that helps them develop fine motor skills. Students must focus and concentrate on using both hands together to complete the exercise. These skills create a base...
Teaching Body Coordination with a Fun Song

Teaching Body Coordination with a Fun Song

Kristin Freed | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This fun “Grasshopper Song” helps young students develop coordination in making small movements with their mouths, and also helps them learn to coordinate larger physical movements with their...
Ideas for Outdoor Active Play

Ideas for Outdoor Active Play

This video features activities that can be done with young children outside and focuses on ways to practice balance and stay active. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Make sure to ALWAYS use discretion when deciding appropriate actives and supervise your...
Preschool Learn to Dance: Can You Plant a Bean

Preschool Learn to Dance: Can You Plant a Bean

Dance ‘n Beats is a research-based movement program with step by step training videos and dance choreography for early childhood educators and dance instructors to use with young children. Can You Plant a Bean Dance is from the Dancing Down on the Farm DVD. The...
Incorporating Motor Play in the Preschool Classroom

Incorporating Motor Play in the Preschool Classroom

Active play promotes children’s learning. Research has shown that children are much more attentive right after they have engaged in active motor play. In addition, children learn through movement. Adults can integrate movement into daily routines and planned...
Dance and Move with the SHAKE BREAK SONG ♫

Dance and Move with the SHAKE BREAK SONG ♫

Reggie has been sitting for too long, so Zach suggests some exercise in the form of a “Shake Break.” An original song by Billy Reid for kids and toddlers. Enjoy this kids song / baby song from Pancake Manor! Song © Billy Reid Facebook :...
Active Play: 3 to 5 years

Active Play: 3 to 5 years

Head, shoulders, knees & toes – Warms up the body and increases body and movement awareness Lily pad jumping – Improves jumping skills Obstacle course – Improves climbing ability, co-ordination and balance skills Skittles – Develops...
Active Play: 2 to 3 years

Active Play: 2 to 3 years

Warm up – Prepares the body for movement Obstacle course – Improves climbing ability, co-ordination and balance skills Catching balls – Develops hand/eye co-ordination Target throwing – develops ability to release and throw a ball in...