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

By Lorna d'Entremont 

"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 the child’s development

By Mari-Jane Williams

"We all feel so much better after we have moved purposefully and vigorously,” said Carol Kranowitz of Bethesda, who co-authored “Growing an In-Sync Child” with Joye Newman. “Children will have a better appetite for lunch, be more alert throughout the school day and be infinitely more cheerful if they have frequent recesses. 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."

 

Growing In-Sync Children

By Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz

October/November issue of Teaching Young Children, Vol. 6, No. 1, a magazine for the preschool professional published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Between birth and about age 6, children learn about their world by feeling and moving their bodies through it.  The more children move, the more they will feel comfortable in their bodies and in sync with the world.

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By Karen Miarecki, Norfolk County Special Needs Kids Examiner

"Excellent book! “Growing an In-Sync Child” provides your child/children with multiple activities associated with learning, developing sensory-motor, perceptual-motor, and visual skills; a key for overall success needed throughout their life, an excellent encore to The Out-of-Sync Child. Many different approaches are provided in this 219-page book with simple, fun activities designed for every child…."

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