In this course we will explore how to create an inspiring and innovative physical play environment to boost both gross and fine motor skills. Delegates will also learn how movement provision impacts on all areas of learning.
- Current data on children’s physical activity levels
- an understanding in how movement impacts all areas of development
- a range of simple yet effective ways to get children moving
- an opportunity to share ideas and resources
Helen is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer, author and speaker in Physical activity/movement in Early and Primary Education with an MA in Early Childhood Physical Activity. Her training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational. She has been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children. Helen is respected globally for her valued contribution to raising the profile of early years physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours.
Helen’s consultancy now takes her all over the world, from Malaysia to Dubai, from China to Romania. The movement philosophy Helen promotes is to embed movement within the curriculum and framework to enable a movement philosophy. Young children learn through movement, early years practice must adopt an approach which is accessible to all.
Moreover, reducing sedentary behaviour and ensuring practitioners are aware of the impact movement has on cognitive development and PSE well-being. Last year Helen completed the Skinner Release Technique dance/movement/somatic practice which hugely influences her work. The embodiment of her practice is to raise confidence in the areas of music and movement play.
Her work with families and communities has been exemplary in exploring perceptions around movement and physical activity and subsequently the development of various initiatives and schemes to increase movement potential.