motor lab and P.E.
The Motor Lab class helps childen develop gross motor skills including traveling, balancing, and gross-motor manipulation through specific activities planned by our Motor Lab specialist. As children reach 4 years old, skills are expanded include to increasingly complex movements and basic sports.
Examples of Level One Skills (Ages 1-2):
Traveling: walks, walks backwards, pushes riding toy with feet, marches
Balancing: squats, stands on tiptopes, gets in and out of chair, kneels
Manipulative Skills: carries large ball while moving, flings a beanbag, kicks stationary ball
Examples of Level Two Skills (Ages 2-4):
Traveling: runs, avoids obstacles while moving, alternates feet on stairs, rides tricycle using pedals, gallops
Balancing: walks forward along beam, jumps off low step landing on two feet, jumps over small objects
Manipulative Skills: throws ball, traps thrown ball against body, tosses beanbag into basket
Examples of Level Three Skills (Ages 4-6):
Traveling: runs smoothly and quickly, changes direction, jumps and spins, moves through obstacle course
Balancing: hops on one foot then the other, walks accross beam backwards, attempts to jump rope
Manipulative Skills: catches large ball with both hands, srikes stationary ball, kicks moving ball while running