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  • 1. Perceptual Motor Programme A Motor Programme for young children
  • 2. What Is PMP? (Perceptual Motor Programme) •Helps a child develop an understanding of themselves and their world through movement. •Helps establish “automaticity” of motor tasks. •Assists the brain to “integrate” based on early childhood motor milestones. •Helps bridge the gap between the early years and formal learning.
  • 3. What do we mean by „Perceptual‟ Motor programme? • We develop perceptions (understanding) through movement and motor experiences. • We provide experiences through carefully sequenced motor activities • Perceptions of – Self – Space – Time • We practice actions over and over until they become automatic.
  • 4. “Automaticity” Motor skills that are not automatic dramatically interfere with the memory process and a student‟s ability to learn.
  • 5. In the classroom „automaticity‟ is required for: • Reading • Sitting still • Handwriting • Adequate pencil • Scissors grip • Pasting • Following instructions • Gluing • and many more • Eye tracking
  • 6. Integration – Automaticity PMP Aims to Help the Following Become Automatic. • Eye hand / Eye Foot Coordination • Fitness • Locomotion • Balance • Laterality • Directionality • Body Image and Control • Spatial Awareness • Body Rhythm
  • 7. Other outcomes • Listening • Looking (copying) • Following instructions (orderliness) • Focus and concentration • Taking turns • Routines • Need for structure and clear consistent expectations in the sessions
  • 8. Language • Intentional use of concept words for each activity • Classroom focus I am crawling through the circle