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Gryphon House Announces ‘Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum’



Jennifer Lewis

Gryphon House Inc.




Gryphon House Announces Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum

Joye Newman and Miriam P. Feinberg’s book offers ways to get young children moving in six curriculum areas


Lewisville, N.C. – March 9, 2015 – Movement is not only natural, but it is necessary for optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. To help early childhood educators incorporate movement into teaching, Gryphon House Inc., a leading publisher of early childhood resources, announces Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum. Co-authored by Joye Newman, MA, and Miriam P. Feinberg, PhD, Move to Learn helps educators easily turn their classrooms into environments that encourage movement activities throughout the early childhood curricula, including:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Creative Representation
  • Social Skills

Move To Learn provides easy to implement and effective classroom activities that early childhood educators will love using and are fun for children,” said Feinberg.

Readers of Move to Learn will receive numerous recommendations for getting children to move. For instance, in the “Language and Literacy” chapter, children can act out the characters of classic books, such as Goodnight Moon. When reading the story, a child can be skittering like the mouse, moving quietly like the old lady, or making their bodies look like chairs.

"Movement activities experienced in early childhood build the stepping stones for all future learning. A child who is comfortable in his or her body greets the world with confidence and curiosity,” said Newman. “The early childhood classroom is the ideal setting for integrating movement into learning."

Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum (ISBN: 978-0-87659-560-2, 136 pages, $14.95) will be available to purchase in May 2015. Educators may preorder books here. For writers interested in e-galley copies, please email anna@ghbooks.com


About the Authors

Joye Newman, MA, is a perceptual motor therapist and the director of Kids Moving Company, a popular creative movement company in Bethesda, Maryland. She maintains a private practice in perceptual motor therapy, helping children of all ages and stages feel better in their bodies. She is a highly sought-after speaker and writer on the importance of movement in the early years. In her spare time, she enjoys Israeli folk dancing, reading, and knitting (but not all at once).

Miriam P. Feinberg, PhD, has had a long career as teacher trainer, curriculum writer and parent educator. She has contributed to the field of early childhood education as a professor, an educational consultant to schools and educators nationally and internationally, and an author of children’s storybooks, teacher curriculum guides, and journal articles. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.


About Gryphon House Inc.

Gryphon House is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Developmentally appropriate and easy to use, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to bring the joy of learning to young children. To learn more, or to check out the entire collection, visit www.gryphonhouse.com.


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