Motor Perception

Category: Enrichment

WHAT IS MOTOR PERCEPTION

Motor Perception is a 30 week program which helps your child develop motor skills through movement and exercise. This is but one piece of the whole learning experience here at Cumberland and focuses on helping your child make that crucial mind/body communication link, which is the foundation for all aspects of learning.

Through carefully selected movement experiences, our program goals are to:

  • Assist each child in acquiring efficient movement
  • Improve sensory function
  • Develop positive self-image

 

WHEN
Motor Perception will occur one day a week. We will know the specific day of the week, when the new school year starts. The program begins when the kinders start their full days of school; usually at the end of September, beginning of October. Your child’s class will have the same time slot all year long.

 

WHERE

The program is held outdoors on the kinder playground area. If rain occurs, volunteers report to their child's classroom.

 

WHO

Motor Perception can only work with the volunteer efforts of our wonderful kinder parents. As a volunteer, you will help guide and motivate the children while they participate in small group station activities.

 

We require 3 parents from each class and also substitutes.  The volunteer commitment is approximately 45 minutes each week ONLY during your child’s time slot.

 

***Please note younger siblings are welcome at this meeting as well as during the actual Motor Perception classes throughout the year.

 

HOW

Two kinder classes at a time come to the kinder playground.  The classes participate in warm up activities and then are divided into 6-8 stations.  Each volunteer will run one station.  Each station will have instructions and equipment.  All the students will rotate to all stations during the period.

 

ORIENTATION

A training workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 8:20am.

***Please note younger siblings are welcome at this meeting as well as during the actual Motor Perception classes throughout the year.

 

MOTOR PERCEPTION CHAIRS
Any questions, please contact one of the Motor Perception Chairs: Stacey Bell and Lisa Rademacher at

 

REQUIREMENTS
School Policy: All Volunteers must have current TB test and Volunteer Form on file in the office.