Making relationships, being able to do things and being able to think and make connections are at the heart of learning and wellbeing throughout life, and body movement underpins these essential capacities right from the start.
Active engagement of the body influences far more than we might imagine.
The content of the course will include:
- An understanding, through practical experience, of why babies and children move in the ways that they do, explaining the sensory and motor foundations for learning and development.
- A look at some of the significant developmental patterns of the first year of life, and how these form the foundations for later learning, brain development, health and well being (based on the work of Bette Lamont “The Brain Nanny”, Seattle, USA)
- Ways to improve the environment for young children, indoors and outdoors.
- Creating “irresistible invitations” using a variety of inexpensive, open ended resources to engage babies and children’s imaginations in stimulating and meaningful play.
- Games and ideas using a variety of resources to extend practitioner’s skills, including a look at rough and tumble play.
The session will include practical exercises, DVD illustrations, and discussions.
Please come suitably dressed to move.
This course covers from birth to two years.
Trainer: Jasmine Pasch