Movement, Your Child’s First Language


Movement, Your Child’s First Language is published by Hawthorn Press in the Early Years Series, and is priced at £25.00

RELEASE DATE: 15th October 2018; ISBN: 978-1-907359-99-6; paperback and CD

Available from bookshops, online at www.hawthornpress.com or direct from Booksource,
Tel (0845) 370 006

Movement, Your Child’s First Language challenges our mainstream assumptions about early development and learning with a rich distillation of perennial wisdom and cutting-edge science. In this revolutionary new book, Sally Goddard Blythe eschews politically-correct accelerationism with her refreshing focus on children’s real age-appropriate needs – as opposed to the ones that impatient adults think they should have.

Based on whole-body approaches to learning developed by Sally Goddard Blythe and Michael Lazarev, Movement, Your Child’s First Language gives us an essential overview of child growth from age three to seven years. It explains why movement and music are essential for healthy brain development and learning, and includes tried and tested activities for helping children become school ready. Sally describes the neonatal reflexes, how children learn with their bodies, and explains the hidden dangers of speeding up childhood.

Included on the two CDs within the book are Michael Lazarev’s 10 songs and Goddard Blythe’s exercises that provide creative and enjoyable music and movement activities to help develop coordination and language skills, while the narrated action-stories and nursery rhymes will encourage children to move, listen, and learn.

This invaluable resource is suitable for use by parents, nursery providers, teachers, trainee teachers, early-years educators, health visitors, paediatricians, special needs teachers and educational psychologists.

Published: 13th July 2018
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe

Article in the Daily Telegraph 4th July 2018 – Why imaginative play is important for a child’s development


What we call ‘child’s play’ may just be the most important and most powerful resource your child can turn to, writes Katherine Wilde, read the article here

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/family-time/imaginative-play-benefits/

Published: 4th July 2018
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe

Article in the Daily Telegraph 4th July 2018 – What we can all learn from reading fairy tales


From prepping us for the pitfalls of life to teaching us valuable skills and lessons, fairy tales are ever-relevant, whatever our age, writes Katherine Wilde. Read the article here

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/family-time/benefits-of-reading-fairy-tales/

Published: 4th July 2018
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe

Coming Soon: Movement. Your Child’s First Language


  Available autumn 2018

For more information see:  www.hawthornpress.com or www.inpp.org.uk

 

 

 

Published: 23rd June 2018
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe

“Children’s developmental needs should lead policy”. EYE (Early Years Educator) magazine. July 2018.


There is a link between immature physical skills and educational performance

A growing body of research links immature physical skills to poorer performance on learning outcomes.  Recent findings indicate that children’s physical skills at the time of school entry have declined over the last 9 years.  Despite this, the focus of government funding and educational policy still tends to be on the assessment of outcomes rather than the developmental processes needed to support all aspects of learning.

This article reviews some of the research including why so many children and families are at risk of becoming “lost in the system”.

EYE Volume 20/3:22-24. July 2018

Published: 23rd June 2018
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe

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