Preschool Physical Education: Handling SKILLS

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SKILL DEVELOPMENT Series:  

Handling skills

PART SIX  HANG ON!

Discover the 5 Tasks for Controlling the Body in Motion

Handling skills : Preschool Physical Education has as it’s goal: the Development of unity between the Body and Mind during active play..

Part of the fundamental training in movement and sports training can include the development of abilities and skills in handling objects:

  • Hoops
  • Ropes
  • Balls
  • Frisbees
  • Bubbles
  • Balloons

In a easy to read and use: book and eBook called:  the Movement and Sports Training Manual Number 6: Hang On! You can use a series of 48 simple tasks to give your preschooler a great basic training to handling objects and equipment.

When the basic locomotor steps have been taught and they are beginning to be mastered, the body’s alignment and ability to contact or manipulate an object will a focus. Luckily, preschoolers love repetition so getting them to practice will be easy.

By offering appropriate sized objects: balloons, balls, hoops, ribbons, scarves or foam pieces: kids can apply physics principles without formal science knowledge.

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If your find these lesson help you as you teach your children, perhaps you might find the Kidskills Movement and Sports Training print or eBook useful.

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Task ONE: Straddle & Roll ~ Partners

Ball handling  

STEP BY STEP PROGRESSIONS

Try to work on object control during the kids play times by trying this:

YOU can make a big difference in your youngster’s body control during their play.

Starting position: Seated on the floor. both YOU and your child are facing each others, legs straddled and feet touching at toes.  Equipment:  Medium ball [8-10″ or 20-50 cm.]

  1. YOU: Place the ball on the floor, in the center of your straddled legs.
  2. Place two hands behind the ball, FINGERS pointing down to the floor.
  3. Place LITTLE FINGERS together. This is important and a great HINT! Say little fingers together.
  4. ROLL the ball to the child.
  5. Ask the child to use both hands, with little fingers TOGETHER to Catch the BALL.
  6. Reverse the actions, the child pushes the ball to YOU.
  7. Keep the feet touching.

  HINT:   Try different ball sizes as you practice.

TASK #1 OBJECTIVE: HAND & FOOT USE  This is a START of a game of CATCH! This task will develop skills in managing an object. The child will explore and develop control over an objects movement and velocity. This will bring success to the child and promote visual tracking skills.

Task TWO:  Under the BRIDGE!

STEP BY STEP PROGRESSIONS

Try to work on object control during the kids play times by trying this:

YOU can make a big difference in your youngster’s body control during their play.

Starting position: Seated on the floor. knees bent and close together.  Equipment:  Medium ball [8-10″ or 20-50 cm.]

  1. Place the ball on the floor, touching the body at the side of the hips.
  2. Ask the child to figure out how to roll the ball from where it is resting to the other side of the side.
  3. Let the child EXPLORE movement. Suggest the child LIFT the feet and legs..off the ground and upward to create SPACE.
  4. HINT: Say, roll the ball through the tunnel. Invent new spaces for rolling the ball. Two arms making a circle to pass the ball through the opening. Head and knees making another bridge.

TASK #2 OBJECTIVE: HAND & FOOT USE  This task will develop skills in managing an object. The child will explore and develop control over an objects movement and velocity.

Task THREE:  Sun UP! & Sun DOWN!

Ball handling Skill   Ball handling Skills for kids

STEP BY STEP PROGRESSIONS

Try to work on object control during the kids play times by trying this:

YOU can make a big difference in your youngster’s body control during their play.

Starting position: Standing, feet together.   Equipment:  Medium ball [8-10″ or 20-50 cm.] or a beanbag.

  1. Holding the ball/bag with both hands, fingers pointing down to the ground. Stand with the feet slightly apart.
  2. Ask the child to LIFT the object to the SUN, overhead. Just take the object HIGH overhead.
  3. Then ask the child to TOUCH their TOES with the object. SUN DOWN.
  4. Repeat the SUN UP and SUN DOWN until the actions are smooth.
  5. Helper hint: Try different objects: feathers, balloons, different ball sizes. Use music or clap. Change the speed of the actions.

TASK #3 OBJECTIVE:  Through this task the child will develop precise handling skills for manipulating objects.

Task FOUR:   Bucket Ball ~ Partners

BALL Handling with Bucket

STEP BY STEP PROGRESSIONS

Try to work on object control during the kids play times by trying this:

YOU can make a big difference in your youngster’s body control during their play.

Starting position: Two people:  You and the child. Standing facing one another.  Equipment:  Samll bucket with opening at least 8-10″ [20-40 cm.]

Small ball [4-6″ or 10-15 cm.] or a beanbags.

  1. PARTNER: Hold the bucket with two hands. Do NOT use the handle. Partner will be moving the bucket to guarantee the child’s success in EACH attempt.
  2. Let the child select an object to use in this task. and safe hand-sized object.
  3. Both of you will be moving (walking and running) as the child attempts to MAKE A BASKET!
  4. The goal is to toss the object into the bucket the helper is holding (and maneuvering).
  5. Vary the height and locations for the bucket (low, high, side).
  6. Start practices with NO walking by YOU-the helper!
  7. Stand in one spot. Let the child try to make it.
  8. Start moving as skills are gained and the fun will continue.
  9. Start MOVING as skills are gained and the fun will continue.

Task FIVE:   Ready! Aim!  Kick! ~ Partners

Ball Handling

STEP BY STEP PROGRESSIONS

Try to work on object control during the kids play times by trying this:

YOU can make a big difference in your youngster’s body control during their play.

Starting position: Standing 6-8 feet apart.  Equipment:  Medium ball [8-10″ or 20-50 cm.] A medium hoop 30 ” [ 60 cm].

  1. PARTNER:  Holds hoop as a goal/target. Start 3-4 feet away from player. [1 to 1 1/2 m.]
  2. CHILD: Place a ball on the ground 12″ [30 cm.] in front of their feet.
  3. Using a strong step alongside the ball, use a TOE KICK to sent the ball–through the hoop.
  4. Partner: Keep hoop steady [on the edge].
  5. Use the cue words:   READY!   AIM!  KICK!
  6. Practice. Vary distances as skill improves.

TASK #5 OBJECTIVE:  FOOT USE  This task will develop kicking skills in targeting with a ball. The child will explore and develop control over an objects movement and velocity. This will bring success to the child and promote visual tracking skills.

 

Make sure that you and your child try all the sections of this  Training Program.

  1. Feet First   Movement in Place  PART 1
  2. Moving RIGHT Along! ~ Locomotion Skills~PART 2
  3. Go! STOP! GO! ~ Starting & Stopping Motion~PART 3
  4. UP and OVER~ ~ Leaving the Ground!~PART 4
  5. Making Muscles!~  Developing Strength~PART 5
  6. HANG  ON! ~ Handling Objects~PART 6

Each SKILL SET has a series tasks to try under your watchful eyes.
Theses tiny jobs are quick to do.

Think of each task as: little jobs to do. But they will attempted under your educated eyes.

We all realize that PLAY is the work of children. Get your kids to work as they PLAY! Our learning never ends. Kids learning never ends.

Make sure that you and your child try all the sections of this  Training Program.