Class of 2025
Fundamental body movements are the building blocks necessary for more complex physical activities. Playing sports, exercising, and dancing all require a command of simple fundamental body movements.
Let us show you how we learn...
Ruby breaking her jump rope record.
Locomotor Movements - These are movements where the body travels through space from one location to another. Locomotor movements primarily use the feet for support however, the body can travel on other parts such as the hands and feet.
Sunny showing high knees in skipping.
Keep practicing these fundamental locomotor skills at home: galloping, side-sliding, leaping, hopping, jumping, skipping, running, and fast walking. A hopeful milestone is skipping by the age of seven.
We learn and practice the basics of throwing, catching, rolling, volleying, striking, bouncing, dribbling, and trapping equipment.
Being a Leader and a Follower
During each class we perform warm-ups and stretches. The first person in line chooses the activity and the others follow. This trade of leading and following is intentional; everyone does both roles during this section.
Opposite Foot Forward
It's essential to start with good habits. Placing the opposite foot forward helps if we train the muscle memory when we are young.
We teach body awareness through deep breathing, self-regulating, and calmly acknowledging our state of consciousness. A major highlight of learning to exercise is recognizing the way it makes us feel.
Non Locomotor Skills
Bending, swaying, turning, twisting, rocking back and forth - these are all called non locomotor skills. We stay in one space and gain command of our bodies in a different way.
When in Doubt, Play it Out
Running around safely with others and playing group games is another essential building block. We learn about conflict resolution through rock paper scissors and shoulder-shrugging.