This video lesson is designed for 6-9 years old children. It guides through the importance of gross motor skills and the opinion of experts on why children should take part in these activities at an early age. Towards the end of the video, a few related activities are given to develop gross motor skills in the child and boost their creativity.
What are Gross motor skills?
Gross motor skills involve whole-body movements.
It is the coordination of the muscles and the neurological system which impact balance and coordination of the body.
Why are gross motor skills important?
Gross motor skills help children perform everyday functions, such as walking, running, dancing, etc.
Montessori envisioned holistic education for children, where they were free to explore creativity using their imagination.
The rhythm, movements, meter, music are introduced to the child at the elementary level. In the Montessori environment, drama is also introduced in grades 1 to 5, where children read and dramatically enact commands.
Dr. Maria Montessori developed interactive musical instruments to help the child familiarize easily with the musical notes.
According to the experts in Montessori education, a child should have two characteristics:
- A) Love to play B) Sense of discipline
In the video, experts in martial arts, dance, music, theatre, and sports explain the benefits of learning these disciplines at a young age. This video also guides on how to continue with the practice at home especially during challenging times like the current pandemic.
Watch the video to understand how martial arts, dance, music, and drama can help the child in gross motor skill development and the associated activities.
Note: 3 P’s of activities ( Practice, Perfect, and Perform!) helps children learn new skills and develop new hobbies.
For more practical life resources, visit: https://theglobalmontessorinetwork.org/practical-lessons/
Video created by Aishwarya | I teach I learn
Elementary | Fine Motor | Gross Motor (English)
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