A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think (Birth to Age 7)RRP - $64.95 Our Price - $49.95, Paperback
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Just as kids' bodies need specific nutrients for good health, they also need a balanced diet of physical activity to help them reach their potential.
Writing in an engaging, down-to-earth style, authors Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy connect the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. They unveil the Kinetic Scale:
- a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child's individual timetable.
- a unique framework encompassing all the elements of movement: reflexes, sensory tools (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, balance, and intuition), motor tools (power, coordination, and control), and language
- based on six stages of movement development from birth to age 7: snugglers, squigglers, stompers, scampers, scooters, and skedaddlers
- designed to foster a balanced diet of physical activity that helps each child move, grow, and learn on the child’s individual timetable.
Teachers and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children's healthy development - all presented in a lively, full-colour format with demonstrative diagrams and photos. A final section offers easy-to-implement Smart Steps at Play activities geared to the Kinetic Scale.
Downloadable digital content includes printable charts, games, and activities from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, parent handouts, and bonus activities.
Grounded in best practices and current research, A Moving Child Is a Learning Child is both a hands-on resource for any classroom teacher, care provider, or parent and an ideal tool for coaches, mentors, and professional development trainers.