Coming Soon: Movement. Your Child’s First Language

  Available autumn 2018

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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

Nursery World Article by Sally Goddard Blythe – Motor Skills are vital to Childrens Development

Read this latest article written by Sally Goddard Blythe for Nursery World Magazine

Published: 10th May 2018
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe

Tools to help children close the “word gap”


Fall in Children’s Language Skills at the Time of School Entry

A study published undertaken by Oxford University Press has revealed that the speech and vocabulary of up to half of five year olds is below age expectations.  The government is due to fund a new programme encouraging parents to engage in singing, story telling and reading with their children.

Stories, Songs and Activities for Parents and Children

A book with CD’s of stories, songs and activities for parents and early years providers to use with children aged 3 – 6 years.  Pre-publication copies are now available from: or

Published: 1st May 2018
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe

One Day Course for Teachers in Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning and INPP Intervention Programme. 14th June 2018

To register a place for this course which will cover:


Signs and symptoms of immature motor skills in the classroom

Links to neuromotor skills and educational performance

Incidence of neuromotor immaturity in mainstream schools – evidence and ongoing research

Definition of neuromotor immaturity (NMI)

How to screen for signs of NMI


  • Use and interpretation of screening tests
  • How to implement a daily movement programme into schools


Register a place on the course:

The course will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Chester between 10am and 4.30pm on the 14th June 2018.  Due to high demand, there is only  a limited number of places available.



Published: 24th April 2018
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe

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