ABOUT THIS COURSE
As well as learning about the importance of movement, we cover in detail, how to run Moving Smart PMP (MSPMP).
This workshop takes a “here’s why/here’s how” approach to bringing the story of movement to life for educators, classroom aides, SLT’s, teachers of children with learning differences, OT’s and specialists.
It begins with a practical understanding of the science behind all those wiggles and giggles.
We explore the role movement plays in early brain development, the reasons why nature prioritises movement in the developmental chain of events, and how movement prepares children cognitively, socially, emotionally, and of course, physically for the rigours of formal learning.
And we proudly introduce you to our easy to run, no parent required, BRAND NEW Moving Smart PMP Programme.
The course will cover...
- Child development and rationale for PMP
- Teaching our all NEW Moving Smart PMP programme (MSPMP)
- All in one 'Teach the Body First and Equipment Sessions’
- Eye Tracking in readiness for reading
- Skill techniques needed for the programme
- Growing memory through physical play
- Developing language through PMP
- How to make sense of children's progress
- Practical activities
- Equipment resources needed to set up the Moving Smart PMP programme.
Important to note...
- In order to run MSPMP a set of PMP equipment is required.
- The MSPMP programme is not included in the training fee and needs to be purchased from our shop separately.
“Learning Never Sits Still.”
Movement is at the heart and at the start of how the brain develops, determining how children think, feel, behave, and learn.
Teachers of new entrant and junior classes are noticing that children are entering school and formal learning less prepared than ever before. Behaviours such as immature pencil grip, concentration and ability for the eyes to track when reading, self-organisation around the classroom, sitting still, immature letter formation and reversals (to name but a few) are becoming more and more prevalent. These physical foundations underpin success in the classroom and if not developed, can distract children from their learning.
The PMP programme helps develop these important readiness skills through fun, sequential movement activities. They are carefully structured to develop children at their own developmental stage. As well, the programme is language based giving children exposure to directional language needed for the classroom.
Teachers also gain valuable ongoing diagnostic information that includes specific developmental areas to focus on for each individual child.
MSPMP is an integrated programme that includes many of the areas of the current curriculum. It is a holistic approach to learning.
Many teachers comment that implementing MSPMP requires time they don’t have in the daily demands of the classroom. However, the opposite is often true as automating the physical foundations that underpin learning success will provide more time for curriculum subjects like reading, maths and language.