Four Square

Four Square

The children had a BLAST playing four square in physical education class. Four square is an excellent physical activity to help develop hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. It also allows children to practice their bounce pass and catching skills. The children...
Agility Training

Agility Training

Children develop speed and agility at a very young age. Agility training incorporates coordination, learning, focus, and balance. Agility training can also stimulate richer and stronger connections throughout multiple brain regions. During these stations, our friends...
Balance

Balance

Children’s House classes are participating in a variety of physical activity stations. One of the most important activities they completed is balancing. The students practiced walking across the balance beam, balancing a bean bag on top of their head. This type...
Upper Body Exercises

Upper Body Exercises

Upper Elementary is working on upper body strength this week. In this photo, the student is using the climbing peg board. This challenging activity benefits biceps, triceps, deltoids, shoulders, forearms, grip, and core...
Abdominal Exercises

Abdominal Exercises

Lower and Upper Elementary have been focusing on physical fitness this month. In this station, the students are performing abdominal strength and core exercises. The student in this photo is using the AB Roller. This equipment targets core muscles and also deltoid and...
Physical Fitness Stations

Physical Fitness Stations

This month, upper and lower elementary are focusing on physical fitness. The students are able to participate in several stations to improve their overall physical fitness. The students are also introduced to different equipment, and are taught the proper and safe way...
“Knock-Out”

“Knock-Out”

During March “Madness,” the upper elementary classes participated in several basketball games and activities. The students practiced shooting, dribbling, passing, and offensive and defensive strategies.  In this photo, the students are playing...
Basketball Skills

Basketball Skills

Children’s House has continued to practice their basketball skills this week. They worked on dribbling and passing skills. One of the most important ideas of passing is making sure the teammate is ready to catch the pass. The friends showed “all 10”...
Basketball Skills

Basketball Skills

Children’s House classes have been working on basketball skills in physical education this month. This week, our friends have been learning about different types of passes. They practiced the bounce pass, the chest pass, and even the overhead...

Dancing Toddlers

http://glenmontessori.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/toddler-dance-video.mp4 We had a dance party this week in infant/toddler physical education class. The children REALLY enjoyed moving to the music, singing along, and learning different dance moves from one another....

Brain Exercises

Bilateral skills are pivotal in the early years of child development. Crossing the “midline” of your body helps to build pathways in the brain and is an important prerequisite skill required for the appropriate development of various motor and cognitive...
Team Hoops

Team Hoops

Recently, Children’s House friends played a game called “Team Hoops.” This game requires the children to safely move their bodies around the gym to the music. When the music stops, they must find a hula hoop to stand in. The children must work...
Indoor Hockey

Indoor Hockey

The elementary classes recently played indoor hockey in physical education class ! The students learned the rules and history of hockey as well. Hockey is a total body workout, including both aerobic and anaerobic elements to game play. Hockey helps to develop...
“Snowman Knockdown”

“Snowman Knockdown”

The children’s house classes enjoyed playing “snowman knockdown.” In this game, students try to roll “snow balls” across the gym to knock over the other team’s bowling pins (snowmen). Student practice defensive skills, underhand...
Scooter Play!

Scooter Play!

Our toddler friends enjoyed using the scooters in Physical Education this week ! Scooters benefit children physically, working muscles in the lower body as well as core strength. Playing with scooters also benefits children socially and cognitively. Students engage in...
Parachute Play

Parachute Play

Children’s House friends are enjoying parachute games in physical education ! Using their imaginations, the children went on a camping adventure, built a tent, and even popped some popcorn ! The benefits of parachute play include: encourages teamwork and...
Physical Activity Stations

Physical Activity Stations

Children’s House participated in physical activity stations this past week in Physical Education class !  Students practiced underhand rolling & throwing, crawling & tumbling, and scooter skills...
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