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Week 6: May 11, 2020
Skill of the week: Throwing a bean bag for distance
Last week we are introduced throwing overhand. This is an important motor skill to work on to continue to develop better physical literacy. Learning to throw a ball or an object in some manner is difficult for many. We started with using a throwing rope. Today we are going to use our bean bags to throw overhand.
Equipment of the week: Wiffle Ball
A wiffle ball to use for many activities. Find any plastic ball that is baseball or softball sized and is hollow with airholes.
Make a cut in between two of the holes. Push a couple of small jingle bells (available at dollar or craft stores) inside. Run a piece of duct tape around to help seal the hole. If appropriate use a bright colour of tape or if the ball is white a strip of black tape. The tape will help reinforce the ball as well. One way to make a ball useful to visually impaired is to have it move slower. Partially deflating a ball or adding weight can do that!
This ball can be used for a variety of games. Even with some of the
holes covered it is still audible. Try different sizes of balls. Pet stores
often have balls with bells in them that are soft and pliable as well.
Game of the week: Space walk
Add some science and go for a space walk! Using the hoops and beanbags to explore the planets! Place hoops around the room or yard a few metres apart. Start at one and make a circuit by tossing a bean bag towards the next planet. Once they have landed on that planet (hoop) they try for the next one. Vary the distance and difficulty. Use sound or light to target the planet. Start with Sun and go to Pluto. Try hopping or crawling or different methods to travel. Try different ways of throwing or tossing. Have an item they could collect as scientists at each planet that they return to Earth as explorers!
Websites of the week
An American theme this week! There are resources all over the world we can use.
The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes located
in the states close to us has a new series of adaptations for sports that
they just released that you may find useful. They have worksheets and
videos that may help with your students or child
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has
some online resources that you may find useful!
Please contact us with any questions or suggestions for resources to add to this program.
You can download the above information as a word document or as a pdf for use with screen readers or to print. The links are below.
BC Blind Sports staff are working remotely at this time but can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 604-321-1638
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