Perceptual Motor Program (PMP)

Perceptual Motor Program & PMP is a sequential development program that aims to develop children’s perceptions and understandings of themselves and the world around them.
PMP is divided into three main parts:
1. Floor Sessions – run by classroom teachers throughout the week as preparation for the upcoming equipment sessions.
2. Equipment Sessions – run twice a week. Each session includes five rotating activities. Each activity is supervised by an adult and will require the assistance of parents, and teachers.
3. Language Follow up – Follow up sessions in the classroom related to the equipment sessions.
PMPs main outcomes are:
* Eye/Hand/ Foot Coordination – to help with students’ ability to perform fine and gross motor activities necessary for all aspects of learning including numeracy, literacy and physical education.
* Balance – To help with students’ ability in physical education, to sit still in class. An inability to balance can also be a sign of an inner ear problem in young children.
* Fitness – To help children have enough energy to complete all of the necessary aspects of being at school.
* Locomotion – To help children move around the school and classroom safely and appropriately
* Eye Tracking – To assist with students’ ability to count and read texts.