Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I believe that the past activities/games that have been used so far have been relatively appropriate for the students. In regards to this past lab, I was talking to a member of a group who had to teach the middle age kids, those who ranged from ages 5 to 7. He was saying how he didn’t believe that his game would be appropriate for these students considering their ages and the difficulty of the game. They decided to change up the game a little to make it more appropriate and it worked great. I feel that if you know which age group you will be working with prior to lab it will be easier to make the games appropriate for the students. I feel that a few games like rock paper scissors tag was a little too hard for the children. Working with such a big group tends to be a little more confusing to the children when we are trying to explain the rules. When most groups realize that their game is to intense and they make changes to it, it usually ends up working better.
I think some limitations that work best would be using the games that are the most easy to explain and understand. With the younger children, the more rules to the game the harder it is for them to understand. By keeping the task and games simple the easier it will be to assess the motor skills. It is easier because they know what they need to do and how to do it if the directions are simple. It is harder to assess them when the tasks are too hard for the children and they are unsure of what they are supposed to be doing.

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