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Moving Child is a Learning Child

Moving Child is a Learning Child

  • Author: Connell, Gill
  • ISBN: 9781575424354
  • Availability: In Stock
$NZ 77.99 Ex Tax: $NZ 77.99
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 (from "snugglers" to "skedaddlers") that fits each 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-color format with demonstrative diagrams and photos. A final section offers easy-to-implement "Smart Steps at Play" activities geared to the Kinetic Scale.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. Digital content includes PowerPoint presentation, bonus activities, parent handouts, and reproducible forms.

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