A Year of Mini-Moves for the In-Sync Child
Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz
Upbility Publications LTD, 2021
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Get your kids moving and giggling with the delightful suggestions in the e-book, A Year of Mini-Moves for the In-Sync Child. Here are 52 weekly schedules that will incorporate quick movement activities into your day. These whimsical digital pages can also be printed and posted to brighten your walls at the clinic, at home, and at school.
Pediatricians, teachers and other early childhood specialists now recognize that early motor development is one of the most important factors in the physical, emotional, academic and overall success of the child. Each of these mini-moves addresses one or more sensory, perceptual and visual motor skills that are the foundation of all future physical, cognitive, and emotional development.
Use these mini-moves at the beginning of your day or therapy session, at transition times, or as inspiration for a more elaborate movement experience. Adapt each move to suit the abilities of the children.
The objective of the e-book, A Year of Mini-Moves for the In-Sync Child, is to reinforce the brain-body connection, while giving the child a moving experience that will last a lifetime!
Mini-Moves is the perfect addition to add to your toolbox of activities. All children can benefit from everyday movement, and Mini-Moves is a perfect way to incorporate lifelong sensory-motor skills into daily fun activities. For families who need a little extra support along the way, Mini-Moves assists with visual aids and clear and concise activities to perform daily. I highly recommend Mini-Moves for children, parents, caregivers, and therapists. Teachers who practice active learning and understand the importance of pause and movement time in class will also benefit from the daily suggestions. Both authors are experts and wrote groundbreaking books regarding the impact the sensory-motor systems have on our overall development. Download your e-book, print out the weekly schedule, and enjoy moving! — Tara Liddle
What a wonderful resource for parents, especially as they head into summer after a year of pared-down activity. I wish I’d had it when my kids were young! — Margaret Hazen
Super helpful! This is a wonderful compilation of creative ways to incorporate movement into your everyday routine. They are simple and fun – great for kids to do together with friends and adults. Let’s get moving! — Karin Donahue, Ph.D.
Mini Moves for Connection and Safety. These daily activities serve as a fun and gentle reminder to connect with our children and with ourselves. We all need to take time out to move. It’s great for our brains and our bodies. By moving together, there’s joy in connection along with feeling safe to move in appropriate and helpful ways. For added fun, you can add two days together and try out yesterday’s move with today’s move. Get the moves and get playing and smiling every day. — Dr. Debra Em Wilson