Pica Chapter 12

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Experiences in Movement 4th edition by Rae Pica

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Pica Chapter 12

  1. 1. ECE 236 Motor Development and Movement Education Chapter 12: Bringing Movement Outdoors
  2. 2. Outdoor Play• Extension of the indoors: opportunities for physical, social, emotional, creative and cognitive development• Teacher as play leader• Static playgrounds• Divergent play experiences: adapt equipment and materials to their own needs
  3. 3. Loose Parts• Items that can be carried and used in many different areas• Blocks, rocks, spools, acorns, buckets, tarps, shovels, hoops, beanbags, water, trucks, toy animals, tents, sticks, paper, paintbrushes, chalk, spray bottles, the possibilities are endless
  4. 4. Playground Space• Paved areas, grassy areas for manipulative skills• Open areas for movement: large group activities and games
  5. 5. Climbing Structures• Gross motor skills• Imagery: pretend play• Elements of movement
  6. 6. Balance Beams• Edge of sandbox• Skinny paths• Planks• Imagery: pretend play• Elements of movement
  7. 7. Tunnels• Concrete conduits, plastic culverts, playground structures• Boxes, crates, tires• Imagery: pretend play• Elements of movement
  8. 8. Platforms• Telephone cable spools, tables, wooden crates, tree stumps• Imagery: pretend play• Elements of movement
  9. 9. Tires• Stacked, rolled, crawled through, used as targets or containers, grouped in patterns, obstacle courses• Imagery: pretend play• Elements of movement
  10. 10. Sand• Digging, pouring, science, add water
  11. 11. Riding Toys• Visual motor-skills, laterality• Imagery: pretend play• Elements of movement
  12. 12. Slides• Static pieces, think out of the box• Imagery: pretend play• Elements of movement
  13. 13. Swings• Coordination, muscle development, sense of freedom, learning about midline• Imagery: pretend play• Elements of movement

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