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.
Research shows that the most effective way for children to learn concepts is to experience them physically. These activities from Jump into Math will actively engage preschoolers as they explore new math concepts.Movement and Play Math Literacy Art Lesson Planning
Creativity and imagination are higher-level skills, so it is critical that parents provide plenty of opportunities for young children to develop them! This cute, creative game is sure to help your toddlers and two-year-olds take a "step" in the right direction.Movement and Play Infant & Toddler Social Emotional
Parachute play is a great way to help children develop large motor skills and exercise indoors on a cold, winter day. With this creative activity from Learn Every Day About Seasons, your children ages 3+ will have a blast as they learn how to follow directions and work as a group. All you will need to do beforehand is cut out a few paper snowflakes!Movement and Play Seasonal Learning: Winter
Fine motor skills are a stepping-stone for school readiness. Start by developing children's scissor skills and bilateral hand skills with this fun craft activity from Everyday Play: Fun Games to Develop the Fine Motor Skills Your Child Needs for School.Movement and Play
Good Clean Fun is packed with more than 70 seriously simple, fabulously fun games for families to enjoy together! Filled with games for everything from memory to imagination, the creative games in this book are easy to play and fun to do!Movement and Play
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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