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- Spatial awareness: Children playing a treasure hunt game, searching for hidden objects in different locations in a room.
- Body awareness: Kids practicing yoga poses to become more aware of their bodies and movements.
- Crossing the midline: Drawing activity where children connect dots by crossing an imaginary line in the middle of their bodies.
- Laterality: Kids engaging in a game of Simon Says to distinguish between left and right movements.
- Directionality: Children followi

1. Spatial Awareness: "Shape Scavenger Hunt" - Have children search for and mimic different shapes around the room, such as circles, triangles, and squares, to enhance their understanding of spatial r

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Question: Design simple activities that can support children’s development in each of the following movement skills. (3 X 5) (15) • Spatial awareness • Body awareness • Crossing the midline • Laterality • Directionality

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Sure, below are some simple activities to support children's development in each of the mentioned movement skills: 1. Spatial Awareness: - **Obstacle Course**: Set up a simple obstacle course in your backyard or in the living room using pillows, cones, and chairs. Ask the child to navigate through the course while avoiding touching the objects. This helps them to understand where their body is in relation to other objects and it also enhances their decision-making skills. - **Charades**: Encourage children to play this guessing game where they will need to act out words or phrases without speaking, and the other participants have to guess what it is. Through this activity, they begin to understand the relationship between body movement and surrounding space. 2. Body Awareness: - **Simon Says**: Play a game of 'Simon Says' which includes instructions related to parts of their body. For example, "Simon says touch your nose" or "Simon says wiggle your toes." This game helps them to understand their body more and make them aware of their own movements. - **Body Outlining**: Ask children to lie down on a large piece of paper and trace their body outline, then fill in with body parts. This activity stimulates the cognitive process related to body part identification. 3. Crossing the Midline: - **March and Touch**: The child has to march on the spot and, while lifting each knee, touch it with the opposite elbow. This helps increase coordination and the ability to cross the midline. - **Drawing Infinity**: Use a large surface such as a blackboard or pavement, ask the child to draw ‘figure eights’ or infinity symbols. This requires crossing the midline and also boosts the child’s visual tracking skills. 4. Laterality: - **The Hokey-Pokey Dance**: This is ideal for children to learn about left and right and to distinguish between their own left and right sides. Music and rhythm also stimulate the brain’s learning process. - **Sorting Games**: Ask them to sort items like balls or toys into different containers on their left and right side alternatively, which can help them to understand the difference between left and right. 5. Directionality: - **Treasure Hunt**: In a treasure hunt game, children need to follow a series of directions (left, right, up, down) to find the treasure. - **Follow the Leader**: Play a game of "Follow the Leader" where the leader uses directional phrases such as "step forward," "turn right," "move left." This can help reinforce understanding of directional terms.

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May 9, 2024, 11:48 a.m.

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Published: Thursday, May 9, 2024

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