Interview with Joye Newman Expert on Childhood Motor Development, In-Sync Child, Activity Cards

By Lorna

“Today’s guest for our Author Interview Series is Joye Newman, an expert in early childhood motor development.  Parents, teachers and other caregivers working with young children will benefit from her parenting  books and activity cards… ”

Joye: “Birth through age 6 is a time for exploration and learning.  Children should not be taught specific skills, as their systems are still building the FOUNDATION upon which all subsequent skills will rest.  In our Kids Moving Company classes, we provide environments that encourage children to explore and develop at their own rate and time.  Children need to feel successful so that they want to ‘keep trying.’…”

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The Washington Post: New AAP statement calls recess ‘crucial’ to child’s development

By Mary Jane Williams

“Newman, the director of Kids Moving Company in Bethesda, agreed and said that children who have more time to move and play will often do better in the classroom.

‘People who are comfortable in their bodies find almost everything easier,’ Newman said. ‘The way a child becomes comfortable in his body is by moving. If you put a 3-year-old down in a classroom and have him practice reading and writing until he’s 5, as opposed to another child running around playing and rolling down hills, by second grade, the second one will be much farther along in reading and writing.'”

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Radio Interview With Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman,

Hosted by The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio




A virtual cup of coffee for parents of special needs children. We bring you award winning authors, expert psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, advocates and internationally renowned children’s foundations to help you raise your special needs child. You are your child’s best advocate – if not you then who – become an informed educated parent.

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Q&A with Experts: Chynna Laird Interviews Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman

Not too long ago, I was given a copy of the amazing book, “Growing an In-Sync Child” by Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman to review. It was an amazing book. A huge fan of Carol’s writing, I have many of her books on our ‘sensory shelf’ but this book is different because it’s written for activities for the entire family to have fun doing together—not just for our kids who have sensory issues. And pairing up with Joye Newman, who is so knowledgeable in perceptual/motor issues, the book really gives a huge variety of games and activities to get our kids moving and grooving.

As busy as these ladies are, they set a bit of time for us to talk about their inspiration for their book, ways we can use it as a family and in school, as well as suggestions on how we can all get our kids moving more. This is a great chat so grab your favorite beverage and your comfy chair and enjoy!

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Journey Home

The Journey Home radio show, with host Diego Mulligan


  • Santa Fe’s longest running Daily Talkshow…and still on the leading edge
  • Helps you understand the latest trends and new options for sustaining Person & Planet
  • Entertaining, engaging and authentic conversations about all the stuff that really matters.
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Positive Parenting radio show, with host Armin Brott

About “Positive Parenting”
There are numerous issues to be considered before having children, even more during pregnancy or while waiting to adopt, and too many to count once the kids arrive. Every week, host Armin Brott interviews expert guests about important and timely topics of interest to parents and families. Equipped with an inquisitive mind, quick wit (Time magazine said, “his wry sense of humor will be a relief to hassled parents”), and a commitment to help, Armin offers an upbeat, informative, and engaging program filled with advice you can use.

Fun Activities to Help Every Child Learn and Grow
Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman, coauthors of Growing an In-Sync Child. Topic: Simple, fun activities to help every child develop, learn, and grow. Issues: The importance of being in sync; tips on growing an in-sync child; how simple movements such as skipping, rolling, balancing, and jumping can make a world of difference for your child; in sync activities for children of every age.

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