LOCOMOTOR MOVEMENTS An informative power point for Physical Education teachers (future P.E. teachers) to use as an effective resource.By: Erica Previti
Locomotor Movements: are those motor skills in which the feet move the body from one place to another. • Principle of Opposition: when a step is taken with the left foot - the right hand is moved. In which Locomotor movements is the Principle of Opposition found?
Locomotor Movements: • Walk, Run • Leap, Hop, Jumping • Skipping • Gallop, Slide Can anyone demonstrate a Locomotor movement?
Walk: • to advance or travel on foot at a moderate speed or pace • proceed by steps • move by advancing the feet alternately so that there is always one foot on the ground
Run: • to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk • in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground. How to run
Mario can leap! Leap: • starts off on one foot and ends on the opposite • a phase when neither foot is in contact with the ground • a transfer of weight from one foot to the other • an exaggerated running step How to leap
Funny Video ~Have class do movements along with video Please note: • a hop takes place on one foot • a leap happens while in forward motion
Hop: • stand on one foot and hop with the same foot • the opposite foot is bent at the knee and trailing behind the back • a leap on one foot How to hop
Jump: • stand with two feet together • spring clear of the ground • end on two feet
Skip: • step with left foot, then hop on left foot, then step on right foot and hop on right foot • alternate motion from the left side to the right and continue
Gallop: • one foot is placed in front of the opposite foot • the front foot takes a large step forward while the second foot stays in place • the back foot takes a step forward but always stays behind the front foot How to gallop What other animals gallop?
Slide: • move to the left, the left shoulder leads (move the right, the right shoulder leads) • the left foot reaches out to the left side and steps then the right foot takes a step next to the left foot
Question and Answer Review: What is a walk? What is a run? What is a leap? What is a hop?What is a jump? What is a skip? What is a gallop? What is a slide? Please show examples of each
Locomotor Movements seen in Sports: • Basketball = slide, run, jump, leap, hop • Football = run, slide, leap, jump • Volleyball = jump, leap • Baseball/Softball; Field Hockey; Tennis = slide, run • Golf = walk
Locomotor Games: • Building Bridges • Parachute Activities • Hopscotch
NJCCCS Content Area: • Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Strand: • A. Movement Skills and Concepts Standard: • 2.5 Motor Skill Development: All students will utilize safe, efficient, and effective movement to develop and maintain a healthy, active Standard 2.5
The reason why it is important to teach Locomotor Movements = Content Statement: • (2.5.P.) Developing competence and confidence in gross and fine motor skills provides a foundation for participation in physical activities. Various types of physical activity
The reason why it is important to teach Locomotor Movements = Content Statement: • (2.5.2.; 2.5.4; 2.5.6.) Understanding of fundamental concepts related to effective execution of actions provides the foundation for participation in games, sports, dance, and recreational activities. Games!
How to Evaluate Assessment on proper locomotor movements: • Locomotor Movement Assessment
Articles on locomotor movements: • http://www.ehow.com/how_4841686_teach-locomotor-skills-children.html(Ehow.com) • http://www.greatschools.org/parenting/health-nutrition/1716-dont-just-exercise.gs(GreatSchools.org) • http://www.buzzle.com/articles/locomotor-skills.html(Buzzle.com)
Sources: • http://www.familyfitness.about.com/od/fitnessvocabularyterms/g/locomotor.htm • http://www.dictionary.reference.com/browse/ • http://www.sites.google.com/site/mrbassettphysicaleducation/dash/kindergarten/locomotor-skills • http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/standards/2/2-5-A.htm