Locomotive And Nonlocomotive Movements

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In today’s Physical Education Class class, we will be learning about Locomotive And Non-Locomotive Movements 

Locomotive And NonLocomotive Movements 

locomotive and nonlocomotive movements

Before we look at locomotive and Nonlocomotive movements, let’s understand what a movement is. 

A movement is an act of change in the position or location of something.

Movement is the natural way of shifting the body from one place to another. Now try shifting yourself from where you are to another. That’s movement!

Some examples of movement are:

  •  Jogging
  • Crawling
  • Leaping
  • Hopping
  • Running
  • Walking

On the other hand, Locomotive is the movement of the body from one place to another. The movement can be forward or backward movement.

locomotive movements

Examples Of Locomotive Movement include:

  • Hopping
  • Jumping
  • Skipping
  • Sliding
  • Crawling
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Galloping

As for Non-locomotive movements,  they are movements that do not involve traveling from one place to another.

nonlocomotive movements

There are many examples of non-locomotor movements, which include:

  • Bending
  • Stretching
  • Extending
  • Turning
  • Raising
  • Twisting
  • Rotating
  • Swinging
  • Lifting
  • Shaking
  • Wiggling
  • Pulling
  • Dodging
  • Pushing
  • Swaying
  • Flexing

What is an example of a non-locomotor skill?

Examples of non-locomotor skills include:

  • A child who stands in place and bends at the waist downward to touch their toes
  • A child extending their arms upward as if they were trying to reach the sky
  • A child bending their knee upward to march in place
  • A child performing a push-up

In summary, movement is the natural way of shifting the body from one place to another.


What do you understand about Movement?


Reading Assignment

Give five examples of the Locomotive Movement


Weekend Assignment

Give five examples of Non-Locomotive Movement


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