Perceptual Motor Programme
Many children enter our classrooms today unready for formal learning. The simplest things trip them up... having to sit still and listen... being unable to hold a pencil correctly... coping with multiple instructions at once, and on and on.
And while this presents challenges for early learners and teachers, the bigger consequences may have much farther reach. Early frustration and feelings of failure can result in low self-esteem, fear/dislike of the formal learning environment, and underachievement throughout the school years. Helping children bridge the gap between the playful, rough ‘n tumble world of preschool life and the disciplined world of the classroom will pay dividends for all of the learning years ahead.
By understanding the connections between a young child’s brain and body, PMP works to develop childrens physical motor skills that provide the foundations necessary for success in their early school years.
PMP is different because it aims to develop the child rather than the skill. It is not purely a motor programme. It is a perceptual motor programme where language is the key factor in providing the perceptual knowledge about the motor experience. The programme has it's roots in the development of language, the gaining of problem solving skills, and general readiness areas.
The Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) is a step-by step programme, designed and individualised for the development of PERCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE and JUDGEMENT.