Tag Archives: movement

Learning on the Move: 10 “Motorvators” to Get Kids Moving—Indoors and Out

by Gill Connell, coauthor of Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps. This post was originally published December 6, 2012. Young kids don’t burn off energy—they learn off energy. But it’s not because I say so. It’s because nature makes it … Continue reading

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Friday Link Roundup

This week, we continue to watch the world’s responses to the ongoing refugee crisis. PBS’s NewsHour has the story of a school in Texas where “Telling stories helps refugee children learn a new language.” Engaging with the stories of people whose … Continue reading

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What Children Can Learn from a Cardboard Box

By Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy, coauthors of A Moving Child Is a Learning Child. This post was originally published on the Moving Smart Blog. Like red rubber balls and teddy bears, skipping rope, sticky fingers, boo-boo kisses, bath time … Continue reading

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3 New Ways to Use Music with Young Children

Music has been used to communicate thoughts and feelings for a very long time. Lullabies abound in all cultures, bonding the parent and baby with calming tones. These become a ritual, signifying that it is time to calm down, settle … Continue reading

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Safety Safari

By Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy April 20–24 is National Playground Safety Week. To celebrate, here is a post from the authors of A Moving Child Is a Learning Child. Kids Are Born Risk Takers Kids are born risk takers, … Continue reading

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