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ERIC Number: ED564378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 336
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-57542-435-4
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A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think (Birth to Age 7)
Connell, Gill; McCarthy, Cheryl
Free Spirit Publishing
Grounded in best practices and current research, this hands-on resource connects the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, 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. Introducing the Kinetic Scale: (1) 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; (2) based on six stages of movement development from birth to age 7: snugglers, squigglers, stompers, scampers, scooters, and skedaddlers; and (3) designed to foster a balanced diet of physical activity that helps each child move, grow, and learn on the child's individual timetable.
Free Spirit Publishing. 6325 Sandburg Road Suite 100, Golden Valley, MN 55427. Tel: 612-338-2068; Fax: 866-419-5050; e-mail: help4kids@freespirit.com; Web site: http://www.freespirit.com
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
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