Perceptual Motor Program
Research points to the awareness that we need to develop the whole child. Motor development accelerates a child’s learning ability.
The Perceptual Motor Program is essentially an integrated program introduced to develop many areas simultaneously. Through physical skills and fitness, we aim to encourage students to function more successfully in all areas of the curriculum. Our program trains students to integrate auditory skills into memory retention, whilst completing physical tasks.
Prep students are assigned to small working groups and move through four or five activities at ten-minute intervals. Trained adults support and supervise each activity and look for opportunities to extend the skills of every child. PMP helps develop confidence, listening skills, memory span, problem solving, co-ordination and physical ability. It accelerates development of the corpus callosum that connects the brain's two hemispheres and speeds up processing. Additional benefits are evident in the improved fitness level of students.