Kidnastics A Child-Centered Approach to Teaching Gymnastics

ISBN-10: 0736033947
ISBN-13: 9780736033947
Edition: 2003
Authors: Eric Malmberg
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 3/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In this child-centred approach, Malmberg empowers the instructor to challenge students to improve their movement. This is achieved through manipulation of the practice environment and the sequencing of their movements into routines with partners, in threes or small groups to develop co-operation and teamwork.

Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
Understanding KiDnastics�
Rethinking Gymnastics Instruction: How KiDnastics� Evolved
Listening With Our Eyes
Other Gymnastics Models
A Hybrid Model
A Three-Step Approach
A Style-Free Model
Summary
Environmental Manipulation: An Approach to Skill Development
Expanding Movement Vocabulary
Specific Shaping of Skills
Nontraditional KiDnastics Environments
Summary
Teaching and Assessing KiDnastics�
Using the Three-Step Approach
Assessment
Summary
Practicing Environmentally
Rolling Environments
Rolling Skill or Theme 1: Four Basic Rolls
Rolling Skill or Theme 2: Safety Rolls
Rolling Skill or Theme 3: Forward, Backward, and Shoulder Rolls
Jumping Environments
Jumping Skill or Theme 1: Good Landings
Jumping Skill or Theme 2: Five Basic Jumps
Balancing Environments
Balancing Skill or Theme 1: Static Balances
Balancing Skill or Theme 2: Upright Dynamic Balances
Balancing Skill or Theme 3: Inverted Balances (Tip-Ups and Head Balances)
Balancing Skill or Theme 4: Inverted Balances (Hand Walks and Balances)
Vaulting Environments
Vaulting Skill or Theme 1: Animal Movements
Vaulting Skill or Theme 2: Wheeling and Cartwheeling
Vaulting Skill or Theme 3: Front, Flank, and Straddle Vaulting
Hanging and Climbing Environments
Hanging and Climbing Skill or Theme 1: Hanging Shapes
Hanging and Climbing Skill or Theme 2: Hanging and Traveling
Hanging and Climbing Skill or Theme 3: Rotating
Hanging and Climbing Skill or Theme 4: Supporting
Sequencing and Performing KiDnastics� Routines
Ideas for Sequencing and Performing
What Is a KiDnastics Sequence?
Sequencing Within the Five KiDnastics Movement Categories
Sequencing Across the Five KiDnastics Movement Categories
Teacher-Selected Sequences
Task Cards
Student-Selected Sequences
Performing KiDnastics Work
KiDnastics Partner Routines: An Authentic Assessment
Summary
Organizing and Performing KiDnastics� Shows: A Culminating Event
What Is a KiDnastics Show?
Why Do a KiDnastics Show?
Who Can Participate in a KiDnastics Show?
Invitations to a KiDnastics Show
Newsletters
Conclusion
Bibliography
About the Author
Appendix: Task Cards

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