I recently found a fantastic Prim Ed resource, Gross Motor Skills Development Activities. It would be an amazing resource for Learning Support Teachers, Resource Teachers, Infant Teachers, Aistear, Pre-School Teachers, or parents of children with coordination difficulties. Because I love you all so much I have even given you a curriculum match up guide so keep reading!
Over the years I have taught many children with Dyspraxia and other coordination difficulties. It’s great to have a resource that you can dip in and out of. Gross Motor Skills Development Activities is very easy to follow and extremely comprehensive:
- Seven sections which cover- Spatial and body awareness; Locomotor skills; Ball skills; Equipment; Sensory tables; Creative play; and Games, obstacles and relays
I have to say that the that I will definitely be using Gross Motor Skills Development Activities when I sit down to plan my P.E Scheme next year. It ticks so many boxes in the P.E Curriculum:
- Creative Movement
- Jumping & Hopping
- Throwing & Catching
- Hula hoops
- Skipping ropes
- Obstacles Courses
Here are some samples to whet your appetite:
We have a few commerically bought scoops but not enough. I will definitely be making my own now that I have read this. Inspired! They would also be much, much easier to catch a ball with. I can start with these homemade ones and then advance to the others. SCORE!
There are lots of Black Line Masters/BLM’s that would make station teaching so much easier to plan for and set up. They are clear, large and well illustrated:
In fact, I was sooooo excited to see how useful this book would be from P.E class in general that I sat down and created this!:
If you would like a copy of my table showing exactly how Prim-Ed’s Gross Motor Skills Development Activities exactly maps onto our P.E Curriculum click here. It will make you planning a lot easier 😉 I clearly have too much time on my hands, LOL!!!
Click here to purchase Prim-Ed’s Gross Motor Skills Development Activities or to view sample pages.
For those of you who follow my blog from abroad it is worth noting that Prim-Ed’s Gross Motor Skills Development Activities is available as a digital download. Click here to purchase as a digital download.
Miss Mernagh 🙂