Play on the go!

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HEAD START BODY START
NATIONAL CENTER FOR PHYSICAL
DEVELOPMENT AND
OUTDOOR PLAY (HSBS)
Play on the GO!
Developing Object Control Skills
Session Focus
Learn fun activities to do at home
-- inside and out -to foster physical development of
Object Control skills or GROSS motor skills.
Can you name
the object
control and
manipulative
skills?
Object Control Skills
Gross Motor Skills
(Manipulative Movements)
o Catch
o Throw
o Kick
o Volley
o Strike
o Roll
o Dribble
Let’s practice!
The Goal is for
children to have
Strong, Rich
Movement
Foundation
We want children to
do each movement
skill in a variety of
different ways
The Head Start Child Development and
Early Learning Framework Domains
Approaches to Learning:
Object control activities increase children's capacity to maintain concentration over
time on a task and allows them to voluntarily participate in a variety of tasks and
activities
Science:
Children use the senses to gather information, investigate materials, and observe
processes and relationships. Object control activities help increase awareness and
beginning understanding of changes in materials and cause-effect relationships.
Fine Motor Skills:
Control of the small muscles, especially those in the hands, to execute small movements, such
as picking up a raisin, cutting with scissors, writing, and using buttons, snaps, and shoelaces.
Object control activities help with hand- eye coordination.
Gross Motor Skills:
Control of the large muscles, such as those in the arms and legs. Gross motor activities
include walking, running, and climbing. – These activities help with learning object control
and learning to use your arms and legs.
Activity – Palooza!
• Newspaper Throwing Fun
• Can you Challenges
• Sock Balls
• Carnival Tossing
• Milk Jug Kicking
• T-shirt Manipulation
Questions?
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