Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Family & Parenting
  3. Parenting Issues

Fundamental Movement builds brain and body

See also

Focus on Movement Fundamentals

Every day make an opportunity present itself to your youngsters: to be physically ACTIVE!

The priority to link body activity to brain growth can be achieve as YOU, as a parent or caregiver/teacher helps build the Foundation for a Lifetime of Physical Activity for Youngsters through daily play!

Make it your Mission: To form an Alliance with your children as the Caregiver / parent and make the place your connect: a safe PLAY space.

So often the current lessons for kids or the training focuses are based on organized sport teams. These sport training session are not on a carefully designed series of progressions of events that lead up to the particular skill - but on the entertainment or purposeless activity.

Each person who interacts with children must seize these MOMENTS with the child and incite appropriate action from the student...in an environment of ease and enjoyment.

Children need to develop balance, body control, movement vocabulary, master locomotor steps:

  1. Walk
  2. Run
  3. Gallop
  4. Slide
  5. Hop
  6. Jump
  7. Leap
  8. Skip

Trying these developmentally basic and fundamental skills demands that the 'teacher' provide a composite of small experiences and acquisitions to be attempted by the child on the route from infancy to adulthood.

The mastery of these smaller components build movement proficiency from underdeveloped abilities. These skill acquisitions demand that conscious efforts [parenting and coaching] to evoke a series of responses that can lead a child to the “I Can Do That “ feeling and self-confidence.

There is a group called KidSKILLS that holds as it's educational Mission: to offer the parents or teachers...guidelines: of what to look for in simple movement abilities....and then Kidskills Manuals guide the vision of ability development by helping clarify the role in the whole motor skill development process.

Whether the child is in school, at play or in the home or on the road...the guiding person needs to be aware of the simple tasks, know how to guide the acquisition of these tasks ...and seize the moments when....movement action has ripeness for growth.

The 6 Kidskills Manuals offer guidelines: both illustrations and audio cueing. Try Apple iBookstore for these Manuals.

The more skills a child has mastered in movement...the more joy and pleasure they well experience and build upon These will result in more coordinations, brain engagement and integrative: mind-body connectivity.

  • Learn to Move
  • Move to Learn
  • LEARN to LEARN

The challenge, the success, the repetitions and the joys of movement are the bulk of the child’s world. Good, healthy and essential are terms that confirm the role of movement. Exercise yields physical benefits and also yields mental benefits, cognitively and affectively. The lifelong values of movement and sports contribute to the development and preservation of our health status.

Advertisement

Life

  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    Camera
    5 Photos