The Learner The Learner by wanghonghx

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                                      PHysical
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                                                                                                                  Equipment for games and movement
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A preschooler can wiggle,                                                                                         Balls of various types and sizes
stare out a window, or lie
 on the floor and still be                                                                                        Large plastic hoops
        listening.
                                                                                                                  Scarves and bandanas
      from Love, Laughter, and Learning
          by Mahand and Van Brink
                                                                                                                  Beanbags of different colors and sizes
                                                                                                                  Parachutes of several sizes (6 to 12 feet)
                                                                                                                                    (for a small parachute, cut a king-size flat sheet into a circle)
  Remember




                                                                                                                                                                                             • value his joy in learning
                                                                                                    • help him channel his energy
             the child needs you to




                                                                                                                                                                         need for movement
                                                                                                                                        • provide objects to explore
                                                                       no long periods of sitting
                                          that allows for physical


                                                                     • make group time varied,
                                        • create an environment




                                                                                                                                                                       • understand his
                                                                                                      into positive learning




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The physical      The Physical child
                                                                                      Teachers
child may exhibit                may enjoy                                            can encourage LEarning by

• enjoyment in                  • rolling a ball back and forth
  using his entire              • creating group games                               9 using hands-on activities

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                                • running and jumping outside
  body to learn
                                • taking a walk
                                • finger painting
                                                                                     8 providing opportunities for out-
                                                                                         door play when appropriate
• an increase in his • using a feely box
  sense of balance              • tearing paper                                      0 planning for pretend play in
                                • moving to music                                         group time or in learning
  and eye-hand
                                • working a large floor puzzle                            centers
  coordination
                                • using different kinds of dress-up clothes

• a preference for
                                • collecting nature items and examining them         7   providing various activities that
                                                                                           require movement; squat-
                                • using large plastic hoops to make bubbles
  physical games                • collaborating with others to play out situations         ting, running, reaching, etc

  and activity                  • role-playing a Bible person’s actions
                                • using hand signals or sign language                9 creating opportunities for
                                • standing at the art or art table to work                 simple active games
• pleasure in                   • involving all the senses in play
  moving, wiggling,             • cleaning different areas of the room
  and manipulating              • participating in high energy play
                                • crawling through a large box “tunnel”
                              • shaping modeling clay or play dough
                           • painting water on a sidewalk with large brushes
                       • finger plays and stretching activities
                    • reaching for objects; touching and manipulating objects
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                 • walking on a balance beam or using an obstacle course
             • finding items in the room when instructed by the teacher
         • building with blocks (soft vinyl, cardboard, or wooden)

								
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