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.
Babies are constantly learning! From the moment they are born, infants are taking in their surroundings and learning how to listen, think, and explore. In the early years, parents aid this process in the best way possible—play!Movement and Play Infant & Toddler
Who hasn’t fantasized about finding buried treasure? The joy of discovery, the mystery of a new and valuable item? What’s not to want?! And children are no exception. Treasure boxes offer children lots of new items to explore and discover, helping them build important sensory skills while letting them stretch their curiosity. The best part? Even the simplest items can be treasures to young children; plastic beads, bits of fabric, simple shakers—everything is invaluable to a little learner!Movement and Play
Children start developing eating habits right away. From the time they get teeth and begin to eat solid foods, children already have a pattern to their mealtimes and are beginning to determine what foods they like and dislike. This is why it’s so important to teach nutrition early! With the right teaching, children can learn how to choose healthy foods and determine what their body needs to feel good, making it easier to continue those healthy habits in adulthood.Movement and Play Lesson Planning Cooking
Children love to explore the world using their five senses. Young children especially learn by listening to music, holding things, looking at them, and, yes, tasting them! In the classroom, the five senses can be used as a pathway to learning new concepts. By introducing sensory elements to students, they can be more engaged.Movement and Play Lesson Planning Science
Today is National STEM Day! Try incorporating science with sound in the classroom for a unique STEM learning experience.After School Movement and Play Music Infant & Toddler Science
Play food is a fantastic way for children to play and learn! By playing with toy food, children are able to emulate the adults in their life by “cooking” and “baking” while also developing motor skills, logic skills, sense of cause and effect—the list goes on!Movement and Play Art Cooking
Infant games are great parent resources. They facilitate parent-child bonding, while also boosting infants’ cognitive development. But many parents have trouble finding age-appropriate infant games. Whether you’re looking for 3 months old activities, games for 6 month olds, or 9 months old baby activities, 125 Brain Games for Babies revised, is the perfect source for every parent’s needs. Try out these baby games with your little one today!Movement and Play Infant & Toddler
Introducing your baby or toddler to multisensory learning is as easy as opening your pantry! Pantry items like rice, pasta, and even Jell-O are accessible and affordable tools for introducing sensory play to your home or classroom.Movement and Play Science
Creative play and sensory integration are crucial to the development of well-rounded children. Teachers and parents can make small changes to their classroom or home environments to provide young children the opportunity to observe and explore the environment around them.Movement and Play Outdoor Learning Art
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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