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Motor Play to Enhance Growth in the Classroom

Focus on: Ages 1 – 6 Years
Course Number: TEWS715N

This course will demystify concepts such as Sensory Processing, Regulation and Sensory Integration. Participants learn how motor play can impact energy level, attention, and a child’s ability to improve organizational skills. Participants complete the course with a toolbox of activities to enhance fine and gross motor development along with strategies to keep children alert, energized, and in control in the classroom setting. Discussion will include how to collaborate with families and caretakers in using motor play to extend skill building to the home environment along with new neuroscience research underscoring the importance of sensory motor play for brain organization and building the foundation for lifelong learning.

November 4
Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
6 CTLE or .6 CEU $275 (not offered for credit)
Materials fee $10
Registration Deadline 10/27

Testimonials

 "Great class! Excellent blend of scientific research, practical application, discussion, and experimenting with materials!" - Courtney, Dance/Yoga Teacher, 10 years in the field

"I learned so many concepts and it also refreshed my memory on many topics." - Claudia M., Lead Teacher, 14 years in the field

"I think the things that Jill shared really validated what I feel like my students need and what I know about children. [I learned] how to incorporate more sensory gross motor play in the classroom" - Angela B., 3's Teacher, 4 years in the field