|Motor Skills Observation||
ACTIVITY ID: 22301
Use this form to observe school-age indoor and outdoor learning environments. You will be looking for equipment, materials, learning and activity areas, or upcoming program events that support motor development. You can refer to the motor skills section in this lesson for a reminder on what types of activities promote motor-skill development. Since all programs are different, you will need to fill out both columns, including the area, equipment, materials or program observed, and how it supports motor development. Remember to look for both fine- and gross-motor skill development.
|Area/Materials/Equipment/Program Observed||How does it support motor development?|
Art station (markers, crayons, scissors, painting supplies)
The art station is an area where school-age children can work on their fine-motor skills. They do this by writing, drawing, painting and cutting with scissors.
Outdoor playground equipment
The outdoor play equipment is a place where school-age children can develop their large muscles. The equipment supports gross-motor development as children swing, climb, and balance.
The computer station is an area where school-age children can work on their fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination. They do this by using the keyboard and mouse.