Discussions Regarding the Preschool Observation Checklist and Evaluation Tool (POCET)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Another POCET Physical Health and Safety Example

POCET provides four basic activities for each of the 68 Developmental Guidelines which provide a scope and sequence of skills for Language, Literacy and Mathematics, plus five other domains of learning.

Here is another example for the Physical Health and Safety domain:
Balance Beam
This activity is good for children to practice maintaining balance and concentrating on body control. The balance beam should be very low to the floor. Many playgrounds and multipurpose rooms have a balance beam. If a balance beam is not available, lay a long 2" x 4" board on the floor, making sure it is on a flat, non-slippery surface. Have the children practice walking on the balance beam.