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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.
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|Section 1: Course Introduction|
|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.|
|Section 2: Chapter 1 - A New Approach|
|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.|
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.
|Section 3: Chapter 2 - Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills and Coordination|
|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.|
|Lecture 5||2 pages|
|This is a nice little visual representation of how fundamental perceptual motor skills relate the development of coordination and sports.|
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.
|Section 4: Chapter 3 - The Developing Brain and Skills|
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|Section 5: Chapter 4 - Pathway of Sports Skill Development|
|Lecture 10||4 pages|
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.
|Section 6: Chapter 5 - Understanding Learning and Play|
|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.|
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.
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.
|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.|
|Section 7: Chapter 6 - Birth to Mobility - 0 to 18 months|
|In Part 1 we cover the aims for motor skill development in the first 18 months of life.|
|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.|
|In Part 3, we continue looking at developmental milestones and the play you can engage in during these times to encourage healthy active development.|
|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.|
|Section 8: Chapter 7 - Mobility to Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills - 18 months old to 4 years|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Section 9: Chapter 8 - Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills to Ready for Sport - 4 to 6 years|
|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.|
|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.|
|Section 10: Chapter 9 - Opportunities for Skill Learning Experiences|
|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.|
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.
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.
|Section 11: Chapter 10 - Understanding and Developing Desirable Psychological Traits|
|Every parent, coach or caregiver is in a wonderful position to begin nurturing desirable psychological traits that will help kids succeed not just in sport but in life. Active play is a perfect avenue to nurture these traits and from this lecture you will gain an understanding of how you can go about it.|
|In Part 2, we continue our look at how you can go about proactively nurturing desirable psychological traits with kids from 0 to 6 years.|
What do you consider desirable psychological traits? How can you influence the emergence of these traits from the very beginning? Read this lecture to learn how by being proactive you can set young kids on a desirable path.
|Section 12: Chapter 11 - Your Interactions|
|In this lecture we give you the 6 E's which you can use as a guide for your own interactions with kids during times of active play. How you interact will have a lasting impact on how kids come to see physical activity and sport for the rest of their lives.|
Use the 6 E's to guide your interactions and ensure that the experiences you have with young kids are positive from both a physical and psychological skill building perspective.
|Section 13: Chapter 12 - Beyond 6 Years|
|So what happens after 6 years? What are the next developmental stages in their physical and sporting lives? Here is quick look!|
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.