Developing Kids Motor Skills and Coordination from 0-6 years
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Amazing Motor Skills course that will help you understand what you can do to get kids ready to play and learn sport
4.8 (8 ratings)
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78 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2013
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
In this course you will learn how you can help proactively influence kids skill development and coordination between the ages 0 and 6 years.
In this course you will learn about how young kids brains are developing, why the early years are critical and why you are the key to their long term successful participation in sport and physical activity
In this course you will also gain the practical skills to actually implement what I am talking about through the collection of videos.
By the end of the course, you will be able to actively play, interact and facilitate the development of kids skills and coordination with absolute confidence.
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Requirements
  • There is no prerequisite knowledge or special technology required to complete the course.
Description

This movement skills for sports course is one of a kind. By the end of the course you will understand all about how young kids brains develop, and most importantly you will take away an approach, the underlying knowledge and practical skills to give kids a massive head start in their sporting and physical lives. This fine motor skills course is mostly video based by also consists of articles and downloadable PDF's. The fine motor skills course will take 12 hours to complete. By the end of this course you will never see your kids, their playtime and the first 6 years of life the same. If you have a desire for the kids in your life to be happy, healthy and active, and potentially have the opportunity to compete in sport at the very highest level, then this course is for you.

Take this Fine Motor Skills course now and learn motor development in children from 0-6 years.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents and parents to be with a desire for their kids to be active and successful in sport.
  • Childcare's or early child hood teachers wanting in depth knowledge of motor skill development.
  • Sports coaches wanting to learn more about early skill and brain development.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 09:03
Watch this lecture for in depth overview of what the course covers and everything you will learn to help develop kids motor skills and coordination in these early years.
Preview 09:03
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Chapter 1 - A New Approach
2 Lectures 18:47
A look at the new approach you can take to the development of kids coordination to give them a head start in sport and making a lasting difference in their physical lives.
Preview 17:46

Here are the 6 beliefs and and the 6 actions you can take for a whole new proactive approach to kids skill development in the early years.
Beliefs and Actions in a New Approach to Kids Skill Development
01:01
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Chapter 2 - Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills and Coordination
3 Lectures 12:09
A look at what exactly fundamental perceptual motor skills and coordination are and a framework from which you can approach all skill activities and play in the first 6 years.
Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills and Coordination
10:08

This is a nice little visual representation of how fundamental perceptual motor skills relate the development of coordination and sports.
Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills And Coordination
2 pages

In this lecture, you will find definitions of key words and phrases important for you helping kids become skilful and coordinated in the first 6 years of life.
Helpful Definitions for Understanding Skill Development
02:01
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Chapter 3 - The Developing Brain and Skills
3 Lectures 38:04
To really understand how the human brain develops and comes to be responsible for the skills and behaviours we have, make sure you read this lecture to be clear on some key words and phrases that relate to the brain.  The better your understanding of brain development, the better placed and more motivated you will be to make a real difference in kids early years.
Definitions Related to Understanding How the Brain and Skills Develop
01:39

This lecture puts in simple practical terms the fundamentals of brain development in relation to the development of skills and human behaviours.  By the end of this lecture you will understand what is going on in babies, toddlers and young kids brains as they learn and develop their coordination which will make you all the more effective and inspired.
The Developing Brain and Skills
20:47

You are guaranteed to never again look at the first 6 years of life the same when you understand exactly how a developmental trajectory is possible due to features of brain development.  Be inspired to proactively establish positive development trajectories for the kids in your life.
Developmental Trajectories
15:38
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Chapter 4 - Pathway of Sports Skill Development
1 Lecture 00:00
This is is a simple flowchart that demonstrates the stages of sports skill development that kids go through on the way to developing sport skills for life or possibly even expert sports skills.
Pathway of Sports Skill Development
4 pages
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Chapter 5 - Understanding Learning and Play
4 Lectures 22:53
This lecture provides you a very simple framework for understanding and approaching play.  Appreciating and becoming an effective facilitator of play is crucial to helping kids develop their skills and coordination in the early years of life.
Play and Learning
11:40

Taking a proactive approach to kids skill development from 0-6 years involves appreciating the value of play.  Read here the amazing evidence for play as the most effective and natural teaching tool we have at out disposal.
Evidence for Play and Learning
05:56

The seeking system is amazing and explains so much about kid's behaviours of all ages but particularly under the age of 6 years.  Learn in this lecture how brain structure and brain chemistry works in relation to kids desire to move, explore and understand and how you can really tap into it.
The Seeking System
02:51

Understanding what exactly an enriched environment is and how enriched environments have an incredible impact on brain development is vital for every parent, teacher, caregiver and coach.
An Enriched Environment
02:25
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Chapter 6 - Birth to Mobility - 0 to 18 months
4 Lectures 31:19
In Part 1 we cover the aims for motor skill development in the first 18 months of life.
Birth to Mobility - 0 to 18 Months - Part 1
09:04

We begin to look at both motor and perceptual milestone development and at each stage talk about how you can play to encourage physical activity and development towards the next milestones.
Birth to Mobility - 0 to 18 Months - Part 2
06:46

In Part 3, we continue looking at developmental milestones and the play you can engage in during these times to encourage healthy active development.
Birth to Mobility - 0 to 18 Months - Part 3
08:23

In Part 4, we work our way through to the end of the first 18 months where kids are fully mobile and ready to start their journey towards fundamental perceptual motor skills and coordination.
Birth to Mobility - 0 to 18 Months - Part 4
07:06
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Chapter 7 - Mobility to Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills - 18 months old to 4 years
3 Lectures 30:30
We begin in Part 1 our in depth look at a toddlers development of fundamental perceptual motor skills and coordination from 18 months.  Beginning with our aims for this stage and milestones becoming increasingly varied amongst kids based on the learning experiences they are having.
Mobility to Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills - 18 Months to 4 Years - Part 1
08:42

In Part 2 we cover developmental milestones can potentially be reaching from 18 months with active play engagement.  At each milestone we talk about how you can play to really encourage their development.
Mobility to Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills - 18 Months to 4 Years - Part 2
14:19

The Part 3 lecture covers all the way up to 4 years, including what skills and coordination milestones kids can be capable of by age 4 years and the activities and play you can engage in to help their skills advance.
Mobility to Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills - 18 Months to 4 Years - Part 3
07:29
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Chapter 8 - Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills to Ready for Sport - 4 to 6 years
2 Lectures 25:58
Part 1 begins the journey from 4 years to kids by the age of 6 having the coordination to easily engage in, learn and play any sport.
Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills to Ready for Sport - 4 to 6 Years - Part 1
14:16

In Part 2 we finish covering all the coordination milestones up to the age of 6 years and talk more about the types of play you can do with kids, so that by the time they start sport they are skilful, more able to adapt to any physical experience and are set on a pathway towards successful sports participation.
Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills to Ready for Sport - 4 to 6 Years - Part 2
11:42
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Chapter 9 - Opportunities for Skill Learning Experiences
3 Lectures 21:44
We all have busy lives and it can be difficult to fit in the playtime and physical activity experiences kids need and deserve.  In this lecture we give you insight into how kids can get the necessary active play and how you can approach being  facilitator of these experiences.
The Three Opportunities for Skill Learning Experiences
11:54

This gives you a very practical overview of the the skill learning experiences kids can be exposed to from 0 to 6 years as part of a proactive approach to developing fundamental motor skills and coordination.
Potential Skill Learning Experiences From 0-6 Years
04:30

So what daily or weekly experiences can a 7 month old baby, a 2 year old toddler or a 5 year kid be exposed to? Read here to find out and see how skill learning experiences progress over the early years.
Examples of Skill Learning Experiences in Day or a Week
05:20
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About the Instructor
Skill Development and Coaching Sean Fyfe
4.4 Average rating
16 Reviews
207 Students
2 Courses
Skill Development, Physiotherapist and Coaching Expert

For over 15 years I have been practising and teaching in the sports and health industry.  My background is as a Sports Physiotherapist, Masters Level Exercise Scientist and Level 3 High Performance Tennis Coach.  I have a passion in particular for improving skill acquisition practise across many sports and healthy child development.  In 2010, I founded skillforkids.com, a company dedicated to educating parents, teachers and coaches to become more effective in helping kids of all ages develop skills.  We provide a range of online and offline educational services including a massive online database of video and article based educational content developed by over 20 different coaching and health professionals from around the world.  My past work experience includes national roles in tennis coaching, strength and conditioning and education, and achievements as a coach include coaching at the 2012 London Olympics, on the ATP tour as well as Junior World and Grand Slam Champions.  I firmly believe we can do a far better job at educating those with the potential to make long lasting differences in children's physical and psychological lives.  Advances in education, research and technology is what will allow us to achieve this.