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Fundamental and Skill: Enhancing the Whole through the Part

Author: Adam Wolf

This summer I was fortunate to have spent hours in the park with my three?and?a?half?year?old daughter, Alexia. Simply spending time in a playful environment, observing how she develops movements that were not possible months ago, is a highlight of my life. Lately she has enjoyed playing catch as well as hopscotch, which proves endlessly entertaining because she hasn’t quite mastered the developmental skill required for these activities. Skill is defined as “the learned capacity to carry out pre?determined results often with the minimum outlay of time, energy, or both.” Skills take on many forms, including those that emphasize control and coordination of large muscle groups, such as throwing, kicking, and tumbling, as well as those requiring small muscle groups that must be tuned precisely, such as fine motor skills like writing or braiding hair.

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