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Why Movement Matters

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Nature's Way

Movement is the foundation for all learning because of the way the brain develops. In the early years the brain grows by processing the physical and sensory stimulation it gets when the body moves.

 

The more the body moves, the more the brain is stimulated. That feels good so more movement is needed to go get more stimulation! 

 

And of course, all that movement is developing the body at the same time in what becomes a self-perpetuating cycle... learn to move... move to learn.

 

Isn’t nature a marvel?

Kinetic Scope

Creating a Well-Balanced Diet of Movement

Like nutrition, little ones need a rich, varied diet of movement to ensure the body AND brain are getting what they need. That's because for them, everything begins with the body, including learning. As such, what a child can do with their body determines just how much control they have over their own learning. 

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The Can-Dos

The Evolution

of Movement

A step-by-step guide to movement

celebrating how far your child has come and what's next in their movement development.

 

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How the

Brain Develops

The Brain's Priorities

We think of “learning” as the stuff we’re taught in school. But there are thousands of things that have to happen before the brain is ready to make sense of the ABCs. 

 

The brain has its own priorities. Here’s a quick look at what the brain is doing while your child is moving, playing, and having fun!

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Automaticity

Unlocking the Brain for Learning

In the early years, the brain is busy organizing itself for all the learning to come. Key to that is mastering movement, or what we call Automaticity.

 

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Apple is for A

How Young Kids Learn

Real-life, physical and sensory experiences create the strong foundations kids need for formal learning.

 

We say "A is for apple." But that's backwards. Kids learn from reality first. "Apple is for A."

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The Power of Play

An at-a-glance guide to the value of play. LEARN MORE...

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