What a goal! What determination! Watch the video below - can you SEE the learning taking place, see the determination, see the exhilaration.
10 Learning Outcomes Young children accomplish when conquering the Monkey Bars
First - Goal Setting
Monkey bars are an instant goal. Many children set their own time frame when the WILL be able to conquer the Monkey Bars
Second - Risk and Trust.
Children being prepared to take a risk. Children have to trust the first time that when they plummet from the box, they WILL be able to hold their body weight and not plunge to the ground.
Third - Patience.
Waiting until their muscles are strong. They hang from the first bar until their muscles are strong enough to move forward.
Forth - Belief in themselves
Believing that they have the knowledge, skills and desire to actually eventually cross all the monkey bars - just as the children before them have been able to do.
Fifth - Determination, Perseverance
Practicing again and again and again and again. You can SEE this on their faces.
Sixth - Overcoming barriers
Callouses form, blisters burst, muscles ache - but each time they dig deeper and move forward.
Seventh - Knowledge of how their bodies move
Learning to control their bodies. Strength to hold them up, Co-ordination to hold on for dear life AND move one hand off the bar and forward to grab the next bar.
Eighth - Overcoming 'failure'
When children fall (and they do - over and over again), getting back up and trying again.
Ninth - Overcoming all the odds
In their determination, children's bodies sometimes don't react the way they hope and as they grip, determined not to fall, their bodies swing, twist, wriggle, mutate - but with a clear head, and belief in themselves, they hold on tight and gain control to continue the journey across the monkey bar challenge.
Tenth - Celebrating successes and supporting others' achievements.
What inner satisfaction, they feel and celebrate when at last they reach the other side.
You GOTTA watch this!!