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Author Malmberg, Eric, 1952-

Title KiDnastics : a child-centered approach to teaching gymnastics / Eric Malmberg
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2003]


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 W'PONDS  796.440834 Mal/Kac  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 153 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Rethinking Gymnastics Instruction: How KiDnastics Evolved -- Ch. 2. Environmental Manipulation: An Approach to Skill Development -- Ch. 3. Teaching and Assessing KiDnastics -- Ch. 4. Rolling Environments -- Ch. 5. Jumping Environments -- Ch. 6. Balancing Environments -- Ch. 7. Vaulting Environments -- Ch. 8. Hanging and Climbing Environments -- Ch. 9. Ideas for Sequencing and Performing -- Ch. 10. Organizing and Performing KiDnastics Shows -- App. Task Cards
Summary "This child-centered approach applies COPEC's (Council on Physical Education for Children) developmentally appropriate physical education practices by helping students acquire a well-rounded movement base and challenging them to refine their skills. It's also effective in inclusive settings because students work at their own ability levels in noncompetitive situations, and you can provide for individual differences by modifying or reconfiguring the practice environment." "KiDnastics works equally well whether you prefer a child-centered, indirect, and problem-solving style or a more direct style. It's a great way to make your job easier and at the same time help students have more fun and achieve greater success."--BOOK JACKET
"KiDnastics takes a unique, three-step approach to teaching gymnastics: Students first practice single skills, then sequence those skills together, and finally perform them for an audience. You play the role of facilitator, presenting tasks that students practice first in one environment and then in many different environments to expand their movement repertoires. Once the students learn some basic movement skills, they combine them into routines with partners, trios, or small groups." "To simplify instruction, KiDnastics frames its content around just five movement categories: rolling, jumping, balancing, vaulting, and hanging and climbing. The book presents 70 skills divided into 16 themes within the five movement categories. KiDnastics includes illustrated task cards that you can photocopy and laminate so that class preparation is easy - just have students select task cards and then develop their own routines."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 153)
Subject Gymnastics for children.
Gymnastics -- Study and teaching.
LC no. 2002011828
ISBN 0736033947 (Soft cover)