Instructor - Clara L. Morgan, M.A.
The Psychomotor Approach focuses on how children process information through
movement and kinesthetic
Psicomotricita is a European approach for eduction, prevention and
therapy that has been widely used overseas for over 45 years. The
Psychomotor Approach has been successfully used for many years to
facilitate the transition from pre-school to elementary school and also
to improve the children' cognitive learning skills. Pre-school
students and Kindergartners participate in this program.
1. To develop awareness
of personal space, respect for
other students' personal space and to find opportunities for sharing a common space during play
2. Increase the students'
attention and focus span while they are engaged in a special
activitiy that addresses their global development (body, mind and
emotions) during each session.
3. Gain emotional safety while developing
4. Enjoy the practice of gross motor skills (such as balancing,
jumping, pushing, pulling, roling, sliding, etc.) while such physical
activity is considered a tool forreleasing inner tensions and access
one's emotional development at a deeper level.
5. Improve the students' quality of relationship with space,
objects, peers, teachers and themselves.
The integration of mind and
movement, of thinking and doing, of communicating and creating supports
the child's global development during a Psicomotricita session.
contributes to enhance self-esteem, sensory motor coordination,
creativity, social skills and cognitive functioning.
It is based on the learning
theory of the Swiss epistemologist Jean Piaget and great respect is
paid to the learning stages of child development.