NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will offer a motor development program for young children ages 3 to 6 from Monday, Feb. 10, through Wednesday, April 9. Held in Anderson Hall Gym , the eight-week program runs from 4 to 5 p.m Mondays and Wednesdays. This program provides young children with the opportunity to engage in developmentally appropriate and professionally guided physical activity to develop body coordination.
In addition, children will:
- experience the fun of movement.
- learn movement concepts.
- develop fundamental motor skills, coordination and rhythmical abilities, along with fitness activities and games.
- enhance brain development, learning and memory.
- prevent obesity.
The program is directed by Clersida Garcia, specialist in the field of motor development and pedagogy. The fee is $80 per term, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is available online here; scroll to the bottom of the page. For more information, contact Garcia at (815) 753-1400 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. See more here.
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