In this blog I want to explore one of the areas which I find is often overlooked in the early years classroom. The development of upper body strength and the development of the shoulder girdle.
In this blog I will explore proprioception - what it is, why it's important and what teachers and parents can do to help develop it in young children.
McPhillips et al (2000) noted that children who experience difficulties with reading also have difficulties with balance and motor control, so it is vital that teachers understand the impact of physical development on children’s cognitive development. Over the course of the next few blogs I will focus on different aspects of physical development, and how teachers of young children can support them to develop these areas so that learning is a pleasure and a joy rather than a pain and a chore, I hope you find them useful.
Some thoughts on BrewEDEY in Twickenham October 2019
Babies are not dogs. It seems a fairly obvious thing to say, doesn’t it? In fact, if you’d asked me what the title of my first blog would be, I don’t think I’d have dreamt in a million years of that one. Yet, here we are.