You must follow this exciting, practical course if you want to help improve your child's handwriting and also improve your own physical fitness, especially your strength in your back and stomach. It will result in you feeling good about the way you look and proud of skills that you have learnt.
It is about improving your posture, your strength in your arms, your coordination skills that produce neat handwriting. Along the way you will become more confident as you learn new skills, you will interact with your children better and have fun challenging each other.
The course consists of a series of short videos which demonstrate expertly and simply how the skills are to be performed. The tutor gives clear, simple step by step instructions on how to learn and perfect the exercises.
The course will run over 3 separate 30 minute sessions a week. However you will find that the skills become addictive and you will want to keep practicing them. The course is designed to show improvement very quickly, but it is best done for 6 weeks. The program identifies a session by session and week by week guide for you to follow.
Please download and print out the pdf file so that you can do the initial hand writing sample test before you start watching the lectures and doing the activities
The introductory lecture describes how the course works. Please download all the attached pdf files and print them out so that you have written instructions of what to do over the whole 6 weeks
After this video, your back will have been warmed up.
You will stretch your back and improve flexibility.
You will improve the strength of your lower back muscles
You will strengthen your deep core muscles in the stomach.
You will strengthen your lower abdominal muscles.
You will strengthen your core muscles by controlling your legs.
This will stretch and strengthen your lower back muscles.
This will strengthen your deep abdominal muscles.
This will stretch your shoulders and open up your chest.
The whole routine from start to finish.
After this video, you will know how to juggle with one ball.
After this video, you will be able to spin a plate. You will feel proud!
You will be able to show off some skills!
After this video, you will have the basic knowledge how to use a diablo.
After this video, you will have more control and precision with movement.
Peter Tomley obtained a Bachelor of Arts with 'Honours' in Human Movement Studies in 1989 from The South Glamorgan Institute in Cardiff. One year later he qualified as a Physical Education Teacher from Cardiff University. He has taught Physical Education for over 20 years and has coached Rugby Union, Cricket, Athletics, Basketball and Association Football. He spent 2 summers working as a soccer coach in Kansas City, Missouri.
From 2005, Peter has focussed on the FUNdamentals of Movement Skills in young children from the age of 4 years old. He has worked with Advanced Skills Teachers, Head Teachers and class teachers to improve the Gross and Fine Motor Skills and confidence of young children. His work has been showcased at PE conferences and has been used by School Sports Partnerships in England to provide training to Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Sports Coaches.
His innovative approach to improving standards in handwriting has helped transform the lives of many children who previously struggled to produce work that can be read easily. His work in parts of the UK is in demand from highly qualified and respected professional Head Teachers
Peter trained with the College of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis to Advanced Practitioner level. He is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and currently runs Forest of Dean Hypnotherapy.
Peter Smith founded the balloon printing company Folkdean in 1980 and has been working in the balloon industry since then. In the 1990's Peter trained and obtained Basic and Intermediate certificates in Balloon Decorating techniques with NABAS the UK balloon association. Peter is well known in the UK balloon industry and has twice served as a committee member of NABAS. In the past Peter has organised training courses for balloon professionals just entering the UK balloon industry in association with NABAS.
Peter is also a partner in Sonnyboy's Music Store who are harmonica specialists.