Games ToolBox


Evaluation Criteria
  • Justification of own choice of movement skills
  • Performance of sequences of movement skills
  • Performance of simultaneous movement skills 
  • Identification of desirable improvements or elements that are worth keeping 
  • Identification of possible opportunities for the transfer of learning 

Essential Knowledge
1) Concepts related to the body
  • Parts of the body (head, trunk, upper limbs, lower limbs, segments, etc.)
  • Position of the body and of body parts in space (left, right, in front, behind, beside, diagonally, etc.)
  • Kinesthetic feedback from the body (moving, stationary, hot, cold, pain, etc.)

2) Time and space concepts
  • Concepts of space, reference points, direction (small, big, left, right, front, back, across, in relation to, inside, outside, etc.)
  • Concepts of time, speed and distance (second, minute, day, week, month, fast, slow, faster, slower, closer, farther, etc.)

3)  Principles of balance
  • The number of body parts in contact with the floor or surface 
  • The position of the body parts used for support 
  • The surface used for support
  • The position of the centre of gravity
  • The relative position of the body segments

4) Principles of coordination
  • Dissociation (use of body segments singly or in isolation)
  • Linking of movements
  • Flow in the performance of movement skills

5) Types of support
  • On feet, on hands

6) Types of grips
  • Pronation, supination, mixed, crossed, leg hook

7) Vocabulary related to the equipment used
  • Characteristics of implements, objects, apparatus, etc.

-->Motor Skills
1) Types of skills
  • Locomotor skills: walking, running, jumping, crawling, galloping, hopping, skipping, twirling, climbing up, climbing over, climbing down, crossing, going around, etc.
  • Nonlocomotor skills: turning, pivoting, pirouetting, adopting postures, stretched, arched, tucked, piked, etc.
  • Manipulation skills: handling (dribbling, juggling), projecting (throwing, hitting), receiving (catching, blocking, deflecting), etc.

-->Means of Action
1) Types of activities
  • Technical/artistic activities (rhythmic gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, etc.)
  • Cyclical activities (snowshoeing, cycling, walking, running,swimming, cross-country skiing, etc.)
  • Single-skill activities (throwing, jumping, etc.)
  • Skill activities (juggling, precision throwing, etc.)
  • Rhythmic and expressive activities (aerobics, mime, etc.)