Developing Psychomotor Skills of Children
The ability to perform motor activities i.e. eye hand coordination, arm hand steadiness; control precision multi limb coordination on relation to mental processes is defined as psychomotor ability.
Physical tasks that children in early childhood education perform help in psychomotor development which in turn functions as a facilitator in personality development process. Psychomotor development is the progressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities. The tasks proposed for introducing in schools may be termed 'psychomotor tasks' because each of these tasks requires a child to think about the tasks and then performing them. In the process child learns adjusting socially and emotionally because it can provide him/her with successful experiences and permit interrelationships with other children in groups and with a partner.
- Obstacle course consists of ten obstacles.
- Most of the obstacles being proposed are individual in nature.
- The course being introduced would develop / give self confidence through physical fitness and mental robustness.
- The obstacles course should be planned in a haphazard manner.
The students involve himself in Group Activity and develop his social attributes.