A Moving Child is a Learning Child
A Moving Child is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think (Birth to Age 7)
Gill Connell, Cheryl McCarthy
In order to learn, kids need to move! Grounded in best practices and current research, this hands-on resource connects the dots that link brain activity, movement, and early learning. The expert authors 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.
Teachers, parents, 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-color format with demonstrative diagrams and photos. A final section offers easy-to-implement 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. An ideal tool for coaches, mentors, and trainers.
Introducing the Kinetic Scale
• 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