Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Power of MOVEMENT! 7/20/2017

 Movement can help children develop, not only physically but emotionally and socially as well. Their well-being can be greatly enhanced if they are given simple foundations in all areas during their early years. These foundations will carry through as they continue to develop and learn at home and at school. Physical fitness may involve simple stretching, bending, twisting, and other body movements.Young children do not have the need for highly complicated motor or play activities. They are learning at the very basic and fundamental level, and activities can be very simple and singular in nature. There is not the need for competition or highly organized games. Less organized, slower paced, and more exploratory activities are very appropriate for young children.
 Research has shown time and again that children need opportunities to move at home and in class. Memory and movement are linked, and the body is a tool of learning, not a roadblock to or a detour away from it. 
This week we encouraged all of our families to simply "get moving." Here is just one of the many submissions! They enjoyed a fun night in their backyard on their trampoline. Sometimes the very basic of activities are the absolute BEST! 

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