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Issue: May/June 2007
Teaching Skills and Health-related Fitness Through a Preservice Gymnastics Program
Children who do not develop a foundation of basic motor skills are less likely to participate in regular physical activity. An excellent way of teaching basic motor skills, as well as health-related fitness, is through gymnastics. Many young teachers, however, think that teaching gymnastics is too challenging and do not know how to incorporate it into their program. A preservice gymnastics program can give preservice students experience in teaching gymnastics, while benefiting children in the community.
Article category: Professional Preparation