Motor Moms and Dads program volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Oct 24, 2016 - Fri May 26, 2017

Where

600 Herrick Park DriveHerrick Park Elementary SchoolTecumseh, MI 49286

About

There has been a research based link between motor skills (balance, hand eye coordination, etc) and cognitive skills (reading, writing etc). Children who are lacking motor skills are typically also the students struggling in class. The Motor Moms and Dads program works with students to improve their motor skills. Groups of approx 5 students and pulled fom class and go through a circuit of activites (balance beam, bean bag toss, catch a ball, jumping jacks etc) for approx 10 min. They are then returned to class and the next group is pulled. The goal is to do this twice a week for all Kindergarteners. This is a fun program for the volunteer because students consider it a treat and enjoy this activity. Teachers like this program because students come back to class able to focus more and it has little disruption involved.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • General Education

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • one to two times a week for approx 1 hour each tim
  • background check and paperwork must be filled out
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