Written in an engaging, down-to-earth style, this book connects the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. The authors unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child's individual timetable.
• Teachers and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children's healthy development - all presented in a lively, full-color format with demonstrative diagrams and photos. A final section offers easy-to-implement "Smart Steps at Play" activities geared to the Kinetic Scale.
• Downloadable digital content includes printable versions of charts, games, and activities from the book, a PowerPoint presentation for use in professional development, handouts and activities for parents, and bonus "Smart Steps at Play" activities.
• Grounded in best practices and current research, this book is both a hands-on resource for any classroom teacher, care provider or parent, and a great tool for coaches, mentors, and professional development trainers.
• Written by Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy. Paperback, 324 pages, 2014.