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Moving Smart - moving, growing, knowing

Moving Smart is led by Gill Connell - a mum, grandma, teacher, international lecturer and author of 'Moving to Learn' . The core message is - children need to move to learn - as they say, "it's really that simple!" And yet, today, in our fast-paced, over-scheduled, tech-savvy world it is an idea that is often forgotten.

As it says on it's home page: 'Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically.'

Moving Smart helps teachers and parents to implement children's natural 'move-to-learn' style through providing programmes and resources.

'Children are natural born citizens of the State of Play' - Gill Connell.

It can be said that experience is the greatest teacher, and for young children much of their experiences comes from their body - their physical and sensory interaction with everyday life (and the architecture), which is helping to grow their brain.

'When it comes to kids, it's never one-size-fits-all' - Gill Connell.

Moving Smart offers Smart Lessons for early childhood designed to optimise the developmental benefits of play - with pre-set play activities, tools for teaching and 'moveography'.

I wonder what Moving Smart will have to say about how the architectural environment can support children's natural movement?

For more listen to this Podcast which talks to Gill Connell on Diy Father.


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