A one-day workshop on movement and music
This workshop explains why movement and music are a child’s first language and provides practical approaches and inspiring activities to encourage movement.
The workshop is led by Sally Goddard Blythe and is based on her work as the International Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) which was established in 1975 to research the relationship between physical development, learning and behaviour.
The course will focus on the use of a play-based developmental movement programme for children aged 3-6 years and is suitable for parents and those working with children.
The workshop will cover:
- The relationship between movement and learning
- Why experience and engagement in movement and music activities are crucial to children’s development
- Factors that might affect the development of neuromotor skills including the potential impact of modern life
- Stories and songs to encourage developmental movement activities
“Movement helps the development of the mind, and this finds renewed expression in further movement and activity… mind and movement are parts of the same entity.”
Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
About the Trainer
Sally Goddard Blythe MSc. is the International Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) and the author of more than seven books on physical factors in child development and learning. She has lectured extensively to teachers, early years providers, psychologists and clinicians, on the relationship between physical development, learning and emotions. She provides training in aspects of the INPP method to professionals all over the world. Her books include: Raising Happy Healthy Children – Why Mothering Matters, The Well Balanced Child, The Genius of Natural Childhood, Attention, Balance and Coordination – The ABC of Learning Success, Movement – Your Child’s First Language.
Date: Saturday 1st February 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Maria Montessori Institute – 41 Riding House Street, London, W1W 7BE
Tea/coffee during breaks and a light vegetarian lunch will be provided. Those who attend the full workshop are issued with an MMI Professional Development Certificate.