The Educational Psychomotricity works towards the achievement of autonomy through self-regulation. This happens through various experiences in relation to the material and personal environments. The practice of Psychomotricity has an impact on the development of Fine and Gross Motor Skills; coordination; balance; understanding of time and space; perception; attention; interaction with materials and environment; recognition of stimuli, etc. In the psychic area, Psychomotricity provides a space to deal with anger, joy, anxiety, passiveness and other feelings. It also helps to integrate developmental trauma through enhancing the body-awareness and using symbol play to understand threatening experiences. In addition, attention to others, social competences, cooperation, understanding of emotions, taking responsibility and empathy are enhanced.
More detailed steps in the process of Educational Psychomotricity could be mentioned as followed:
– Support the development of the symbolic function through the pleasure that the child
experiences when moving, playing and creating something new;
– Help for the child to pass through the different levels of symbolism and to allow the child to experiment with the movement from the “pleasure to move to the pleasure of thinking”;
– Support for the development of the reassurance process with a view to anxiety and to use pleasure in all motor activities. In this way, the Psychomotor Practice will perform its preventive function by providing support for the child to reduce the influence of anxiety by understanding and handling it;
– Support for the development of the process of decentralization and revealing the pleasure of operational intelligence….