– Erica, Amazon 5 Star Review
About the Book
Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum
Academic’s Choice Smart Book Award, January 2016
Creative Child Magazine’s Preferred Choice Award, 2015
Tillywig Toy Awards' Brain Child Award
Joye Newman, M.A., and Miriam P. Feinberg, PhD
Gryphon House, 2015
Joye Newman and Miriam P. Feinberg’s award-winning book offers ways to get young children moving in six curriculum areas.
When we imagine happy young children, we picture exuberant and unbridled movement. Movement is not only natural, but it is also necessary for optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development.
To help early childhood educators incorporate movement into teaching, Move to Learn helps them easily turn their classrooms into environments that encourage movement activities throughout the early childhood curricula, including: Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Creative Representation, and Social Skills.
Most activities are listed in order of difficulty, so choosing the right one for your class is easy! Regardless of the number of children, the physical size of your classroom, or the quality or quantity of equipment available to you, the ideas in Move to Learn are flexible enough to get every classroom moving.
Readers of Move to Learn will receive numerous recommendations for getting children to move. For instance, in the Language and Literacy chapter, children can act out the characters of classic books, such as Goodnight Moon. Hearing the story, a child can be skittering like the mouse, moving quietly like the old lady, or making his body look like a chair.
A Look Inside
“Movement activities experienced in early childhood build the stepping stones for all future learning. A child who is comfortable in his or her body greets the world with confidence and curiosity. The early childhood classroom is the ideal setting for integrating movement into learning.”
– Joye Newman