Summary: GYMNASTICS & MUSCLE FITNESS is a realistic resource for including gymnastics and muscle fitness instruction in an elementary school physical education program. The word GYMNASTICS can strike fear into some physical educators if associated with competitive gymnastics. Others may simply feel uncomfortable teaching body management activities in physical education. This text can change those opinions because it is based on a sound skill theme approach for weight t ...show moreransfer, rolling, and balancing.
Dr. Sander has aligned gymnastics with the term BODY CONTROL. This vocabulary permits a greater insight into a key purpose of gymnastics for school children improving children's muscular control to enable later success in a variety of physical activities and sports. This text also offers a concrete strategy for teaching muscle fitness concepts and the proper habits to develop it. If you are hooked on encouraging children to participate in a wide variety of activities, then the developmental approach of GYMNASTICS & MUSCLE FITNESS is for you.
Nearly 70 detailed skill task descriptions, accompanied by pictures and tables, for teaching weight transfer, rolling, and balancing to improve children's body control.
Many concrete learning ideas for teaching muscle fitness concepts to children, based on fitness education research.
Over 30 lesson ideas with diagrams for teaching weight transfer, rolling, and balancing to improve children's body control.
Gymnastic lessons integrate muscle fitness exercises and the teaching of muscle fitness concepts. ...show less