Teacher's support sheet
Level of education: Elementary School
Age: 05 a 08 years old
Subject: Physical Education
Kids grow up and develop quickly during childhood, so they must independently explore their world, improving their motor coordination. There are many ways to help your students to develop their motor skills, and online games are a great tool that can be applied to many situations for many subjects.
To develop attention and logical thinking;
To improve their motor coordination;
To give opportunities for their memories to improve;
To develop their fine motor skills, the sense of direction, strength, space, and focus.
To work with motor skills, focusing skills, and logical thinking;
To improve their motor coordination with the use of the mouse;
To stimulate the development of observation and action abilities;
To develop different thinking skills, such as observation, analysis and evaluation, and problem-solving.
Suggestions of approaches for the teacher
(Approach 1) Prepare combinative activities, such as memory games, matching points, and correspondent units;
(Approach 2) Organize an activity in which each student is a piece of a human puzzle.
(Approach 3) Work with a 'seven differences' game
(Approach 5) Work with building toys, such as LEGO. Encourage students to create objects with them, such as houses, cars, and animals.
(Approach 6) Play domino. You can use the traditional dominos or replace the dots with other shapes (square, circle, and rectangle).
(Approach 7) Cards games: Ask students to take two card sets to class. Then, tell them to organize them following a pattern. It can be the symbols, numbers, colors, and so on.
(Approach 8) Play Jenga.
(Approach 9) Prepare painting and matching activities.
More about the content
Do you know the difference between fine and gross motor skills?
Motor skills allow us to do movements that are part of our everyday life.
Fine motor skills need the smaller muscles of the hand to control movements. We use it to hold scissors and a fork. By developing fine motor skills, kids will perfect their way of holding and pressing objects and the pincer grasp.
You can stimulate kids to perfect their motor skills with plays, cooking classes, and by asking them to pick up small objects with tweezers. Also, slime plays can help their fine motor skills.
Gross motor skills involve great groups of muscles and are usually more energetic than fine motor skills. They include walking, kicking, jumping, and climbing. They also involve throwing balls, for example. You can organize soccer matches to help your students improve their gross motor skills.