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continued Observation and Evaluation: Does the child demonstrate understanding of the concepts
involved? Is the child able to relate to the imagery used?
Adding Equipment: Invite the children to experiment with moving a scarf or balloon up
and down. Although this can be an introduction to the manipulative skills of throwing,
catching, and volleying, you should simply allow the children to explore the possibilities on
Curriculum Connectors: The levels in space—low, middle, and high—are quantitative con-
cepts falling under the heading of mathematics and spatial concepts falling under art.
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