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.
With Read! Move! Learn! by Carol Totsky Hammett and Nicki Collins Geigert it is incredibly simple to bring nature and so much more into the classroom with enriching stories that connect literacy and movement.Movement and Play Literacy Outdoor Learning Language
Just like adults, children experience a wide array of emotions — the difference is that children don’t always understand the emotion, what to call it, or how to properly describe what exactly they’re feeling.Movement and Play Literacy Language Social Emotional
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the celebration of the beginning of a new year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, and it is the most important holiday in China.Movement and Play Art Language Seasonal Learning: Winter
When most people think about sports, they don’t realize how it can be used to promote children’s literacy skills! On the contrary, books that contain stories about sports have the ability to interest that may not enjoy reading.Movement and Play Literacy Language
Books have the ability to transform the lives of those who read them! Reading often teaches children important life lessons, and one of the most important lessons they can learn from reading is the importance of growing friendships with others.Movement and Play Literacy Language Social Emotional
Little ones often have very vivid imaginations. Sometimes their imaginations are so vivid that they have a hard time separating reality from fantasy. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact, a child’s imagination can help them create wonderful stories and ideas and also prompt them to ask questions about the world around them.Movement and Play Literacy Lesson Planning Language
The human body is a wonderful and mysterious thing! As they grow, children often notice how the different parts of their bodies help them with different movements, but they don’t always know the name of each body part that helps them run, throw, play, and learn!Movement and Play Literacy Science Language
Many educators believe that literacy and movement lessons should occur at different times during the school day; however, numerous studies provide evidence that activities involving literacy and movement provide more benefits when they happen within the same lesson.Movement and Play Literacy Language
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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