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PRE-ORDER Global: The Early Years Fundamental Movement Skills: An Educator’s Guide to Enhancing Locomotor, Non-Locomotor, Balance, Games, Drama and Dance Skills

PRE-ORDER Global: The Early Years Fundamental Movement Skills: An Educator’s Guide to Enhancing Locomotor, Non-Locomotor, Balance, Games, Drama and Dance Skills

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Fundamental Movement Skills – The Early Years has been developed by Dr Graham Dodd and Ms Heather Mooney who have been Physical Educators for over 35 years. During this time, they have seen the profound impact that movement has on early human life, a fact acknowledged by various professionals and thinkers throughout history.

Movement stimulates sensory responses and evolves from uncoordinated actions to coordinated functions, significantly influencing the body's systems, and demonstrating a greater impact on the neurological system and the brain, as supported by modern brain science and MRI technology. 

Belonging: Nurtured through directed play and social interaction Fundamental Movement Skills – The Early Years provides activities which promote trust and a sense of community, in accordance with the principles of the V2.0 of the Early Years Learning Framework. Successful attempts at the activities provides them with important ‘I Can Do’ moments for realising what they can do, and who they might become.

Being: Fundamental Movement Skills – The Early Years encourages children to be, to seek and make meaning of the world, engaging in movement activities that help them concentrate, understand themselves, and build relationships.
Becoming: Reflects the significant growth and development that occurs as children progress through these activities, Fundamental Movement Skills – The Early Years enhance their skills and capabilities. Positive outcomes are observed, aligning with the goals of the Early Years Learning Framework V2.0.

Fundamental Movement Skills – The Early Years combines gross and fine motor movement and balance, to achieve increasingly complex patterns of activity including dance, creative movement, and fundamental movement skills. With carefully planned movement experiences, they are supported to continue building their sense of wellbeing, personal confidence, and involvement as learners by becoming fluid movers sharpening their cognitive tools.
Our hope is that you will also find joy in teaching these lessons and see positive outcomes for your young children in your centre.

Receive in July 2024!
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