Episode 32: Fundamental Movement Skills Part 2

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If I can feel them pushing down on my hands, if they’re able to do it, when they’re holding my hands, then we can kind of progress from there to kind of get an understanding of why they are struggling with doing it.

The Student Fitness Experts podcast is a very intentional venture that aims to create a playful movement to help students grow up with inner confidence and self-awareness and a healthy body and mind. 

In Part Two of the Fundamental Movement Skills Series, Karen and Farah discuss how to support children in their developmental stages based on the way they learn. Every child develops a unique personality that dictates how they approach learning and what works for them. Some are visual learners while others are hands-on learners. The goal is to understand them through their movement, speech, social interactions, and style of learning – you’ll be able to better support them with their journey.

Tune in to understand learning styles and set your children up for ultimate success!

TimeStamps:

  • [02:12]  Explore early childhood
  • [05:46]  Offering your child a helping hand
  • [09:09]  Understanding your children better to identify their problems
  • [13:12]  On changes and growth
  • [16:18]  Balance and coordination struggles in children
  • [21:45]  Helping your kids build resilience and confidence
  • [27:00] The challenges of growing up

Quotes:

If a child is really struggling, just maintaining their balance, while not moving, it’s going to be really hard to maintain balance while trying to walk or run or climb.

If I can feel them pushing down on my hands, if they’re able to do it, when they’re holding my hands, then we can kind of progress from there to kind of get an understanding of why they are struggling with doing it.

“You want to start to take away the thing that you think might be the problem and then if the issue improves, then you know that’s where you need to work on it.”

“If they are struggling to do this motor planning, that kind of thing, that’s an indication that they may have an issue with balance or coordination.”

“What we just want to instill in them is that self confidence and motivation and resilience, so that they’re willing to just again, show up and do their best and be positive.”

“Body control and body awareness are so important that if we can focus on that for our students, then they can start to be more attentive, especially as we’re talking about older students.”

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