Excerpts — Teaching Children Gymnastics-3rd Edition
Gymnastics may be globally defined as any physical exercise on the floor or apparatus that promotes endurance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and body control.
If you want children to become skilled gymnasts with positive attitudes toward managing their bodies well, you must adhere to the following practices.
Earlier in this chapter we compared the skill themes of gymnastics to sets of actions. Each of the skill themes can be taught alone as a separate set, or they may be taught in combination so they overlap and interact with one another.
As a result of participating in this learning experience, children will improve their ability to travel in a variety of locomotor patterns changing pathways.
As a result of participating in this learning experience, children will improve their ability to balance while using different dimensions of the body—small, big, wide, narrow.