Sunday, November 2, 2008
The hop and gallop
I worked with and observed two kindergarteners named Luke and Sophia who were both five years old. Luke had more trouble with all the locomotor skills then Sophia did most obvious the hop. He was unable or was not sure he had to hop on one foot. Sophia on the other hand did most of the movements with no problem. The only thing she did have some trouble with was swinging her arms correctly during the gallop. When I realized that Luke associated the hope with hopping like a frog I showed him the way that we wanted him to do it today. He then corrected his hop but still had trouble doing it the way we wanted.