1. Explain three important benefits of hoop play.
Hula Hoop activities can aid the development of hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination and body awareness.
2. Give an example of how hoops can be used to reinforce a cognitive concept linked with classroom learning.
An example of how hoops can be used to reinforce a cognitive concept linked with classroom learning involves telling time using the hoop as a prop for a clock and your arms and legs as the hands on that clock. Another example can be using a bunch of hoops to make a maze/puzzle and having students use strategy to get through the maze.
3. Describe how hoops can be utilized to promote growth in the affective domain.
Hoops can be utilized to promote growth in the affective domain by concentrating on activities that relate to space awareness and cooperation between students. Students will learn respect for each other and responsibility. Space awareness when doing hoop activities such as walking the dog influences students to respect each other’s personal space. The hoop activity “Find Your Way Out of the Maze” involves cooperation in which students in the class become responsible for one another in order to have everyone go through the maze successfully.
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