Smart Moves, Smart Learning!

October 31, 2007 at 10:12 pm | Posted in Babies, books, Carla Hannaford, Dancing, FOL, Kindermusik, Music, Parenting | 1 Comment

Here’s a “foundation of learning” (which we educators call “FOL”) .

 Smart Moves

Did you know that stimulation of the calf muscle aids in language development? Put your child on the floor in front of you so that you can bicycle her legs. Then flex their feet and have your child just push against your hands as hard as she can. I think they just have fun trying to be as strong as you! But the work is good for their brains as well. It actually aids in the language development of children. Why? This information is in Carla Hannaford’s book Smart Moves, Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head.  I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more ways to stimulate learning.

This kind of stimulation of the whole body is why children need to be jumping, running, climbing, twirling, singing and dancing and playing in free, joyful situations. And this is why Kindermusik is such a good investment…your dividends increase exponentially.

 Thank you Yvette for your heads up!

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