We all have our areas of expertise – mine starts at the feet!
Why the feet? We are born to get up on 2 feet and move – and succeed.
As I was researching for my book “Finding Their Feet” I was shocked at the statistics, the numbers of young children struggling with developmental delays, learning and behavioural challenges. I asked myself 3 questions: Why? What has changed? How can we stop and prevent what is happening?
I discovered that what hadn’t really been explored was the connection between learning to move and walk and the prevention of such challenges. And that much of the early physical development is left to chance – all children are unique they will get there in their own time. No!
Anyone involved in the first 1000 days of a child needs to understand the basics of human physical development and movement, what experiences and environments establish good foundations for all other learning and development to flow. Physical competency frees the brain and body for higher learning and processing.
If you’d like to make the difference to the children in your care or setting then we need to talk. REACH OUT to me to discuss your needs and how we can implement learning and strategies for your team – your parents will thank you.