The activities are clearly explained. They are not written for a specific age range or learning difficulty, but are universal to all primary children and will be equally valuable to the mainstream teacher if they are related to the National Curriculum.
[an] excellent book of great benefit to teachers and others... a wealth of ideas... a great stimulus for activity programmes which can meet the needs of individual children and provide a lot of fun, whatever the range of abilities within the group.
Bren Pointer is well aware of the need for teachers in special education to constantly adapt material. Even a purpose-written book such as this has to cover a wide range of abilities; and even then has to be open to adaptation for pupils with very particular needs. Pointer accomplishes this well.
Simply and clearly presented, this book provides a very useful resource, and addresses an area which can be a real challenge to the teacher of children with learning difficulties. Many helpful pointers are listed in the introduction and make interesting and useful reading. The book includes an abundance of ideas for movement activities and games. A ready reference and useful guide in planning [a] PE programme.
This timely publication offers a variety of movement-based activities which can be adapted for children with a variety of needs. The book will be of immense value to practitioners who use movement in their work with children who have SEN.