Movement activities for young children help to enrich and develop motor skills, cognitive skills, and social skills by improving blood and oxygen flow—which aids in cerebral development and brain function. Gryphon House Publishing’s activities focus on keeping children of all ages engaged and active in order to continually explore their world, and learn to fully express themselves by showcasing their unique personalities.
Childhood is a time where play is crucial; children love to express themselves and exercise their imaginations through dramatic play in the classroom. While children participate in dramatic play they use props to inspire different roles which help them interact with each other.Movement and Play Art
A well-balanced child does more than simply sit at a desk to learn about the world while in the classroom. A well-balanced child’s development will incorporate a learning experience that incorporates creative play and hands-on experiencesMovement and Play Art Infant & Toddler Language
Reoccurring cold weather means one thing — the winter season is at its’ height. Winter weather may be seen as an inconvenience by many, but children in particular often see it as an opportunity to get excited, especially if snow is involved.Movement and Play Literacy Language Seasonal Learning: Winter Social Emotional
Build children’s knowledge of engineering and technology through creative play! When connected to other learning areas and what children find interesting, children can make connections between the different content areas and gain knowledge in engineering and technology.Movement and Play Science Technology
There are ways you can entertain and enrich infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds indoors—without putting on a movie or TV show. To aid in children's intellectual growth, they need as much challenging stimulation as possible. Fortunately, indoor activities can help children grow intellectually just as much as outdoor activities can.Movement and Play Summer Learning
No one likes having to clean up wet or sandy messes (or both!), but don’t skip out on giving children sand- and water-table experiences. When children use a sand or water table, they can release tension in a nonthreatening environment, build new skills, grow in all areas of development, and gain confidence.Movement and Play Summer Learning Social Emotional
Zip line−two words that bring the thought of summer and fun into the minds of children and adults. The thought of carelessly flying down a hill while the wind pushes against your face and twirls your hair is a thought that would make anyone want to go back to summer camp, strap into a harness, and zip down from the top of a mountain, tree, or wooden tower.Movement and Play Science Technology
For young children, so much of the world is new to them that even the mundane can be thrilling. What feels like normal, boring errands to you is a mysterious grown-up adventure for your children. Their sense of wonder is endless!Movement and Play Summer Learning Outdoor Learning Lesson Planning Infant & Toddler
For parents of babies, every minute feels like a major milestone! With so much to learn in such a short time, caregivers may find themselves wondering what they can do to help their little learners.Movement and Play Infant & Toddler Science
Movement activities for preschoolers create a rich learning experience. Brain research shows how movement supports cognitive development in young children and that it should be a primary element in the early childhood curriculum. From using music education to aid speech development, to improving strength and dexterity through handwriting exercises, Gryphon House Publishing has developed a variety of activities that will help your child active and learning on the go. To learn more about our movement & play exercises, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest—or contact us today!
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