Gymnastics and Movement Instruction
Fighting the Decline in Motor Fitness
Author: Coelho, Jeffrey
Source: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1 January 2010, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 1-60(60)
Abstract:Historically, gymnastics has served an essential role in physical education and the development of physical fitness. Participating in gymnastics-related activities can improve the physical and motor fitness of children of all ages and can make significant contributions to the goals of physical education. This article describes the importance of gymnastics as a way to improve children's motor fitness. Physical education teachers should be willing to explore and utilize a wide array of resources, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques to offer a complete, developmentally appropriate gymnastics and movement program for students of all ages. The download option below is for the full issue of this publication.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-01-01T00:00:00