Q: What are Fundamental Movement Skills?

Fundamental Movement Skills are skills that form the basis of all physical activities and sports. There are 12 Fundamental Movement Skills which are divided into three subgroups; objective control skills, locomotor skills and Balance Skills.

Object Control Skills involve the control of an object through use of body movement. Examples include catching, kicking, overhead throw, striking, bouncing and underarm roll.

Locomotor Skills are those which allow progression from one location or position to another through body movements.  Examples include running, leaping, hopping, sliding, galloping and jumping.

Balance Skills is the controlled balance of the body.  Examples include balance beam walking, yoga and stretching, hopping, standing on one leg.

We also encourage and consider Awareness Skills at Kidmando that include listening, working with and respecting others and spacial awareness.