Exploring Movement Beyond the Classroom

In Kaitlin Benner’s preschool classroom, crab walking, wheelbarrow racing and Army crawling is nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, all are encouraged. When Benner taught kindergarten students, she noticed many students arrived to her classroom unprepared to tackle certain academic activities, such as writing and coloring. As she transitioned to preschool, Benner developed activities to supplement students’ learning in the classroom to build their motor skills.