'Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes through his movements' (n.d.) Physical development is a prime area of learning. Children are active learners who have an innate desire to move. When working with movement we are looking at a developmental process 0-8 years. Understanding and supporting the maturation process of young children's movement is essential within the Early Years.
Throughout the training opportunity will be given to explore resources and engage in practical ideas that support the receiving of key information and discussion around the benefits of specific early movement and the links to early writing.
- Gain a basic understanding of the brain and sensory integration in relation to early movement.
- Develop a clear understanding and benefits of the importance of movement play and physical development.
- Become familiar with the adults role in supporting children’s learning through movement and how to establish movement play areas within their settings.
- Engaged in a range of practical movement ideas.