Music and movement: the basis for linguistic and academic development.
"Music is like a sport for the brain. The foundation for all learning and academical development are two subjects: music and physical education" - Kjeld Fredens, Neuro researcher.
Why is music and movement so important? How can we promote and support children's development through movement and music?How can we use them to help children with learning difficulties?
We tell you about the important processes that take place through music and movement, and we teach you how to apply them to your practice.
Learning to Move and Moving to Learn!: an approach to motor development and learning.
We expect our children to naturally develop the ability to sit in a chair (and remain there as long as we request them to do so!). But sitting in a chair, holding a pencil, reading and controlling their behaviour are tasks requiring the orchestration of many facets of experience and learning.
Every child is different and children and development happens at different rates. Immature or developing children may, of course, have immature or developing systems. Yet the tasks we require of our children are often of a mature nature.
We give you the essential knowledge and practice to lift the task both in daycare centres, kindergartens and schools.
Sensitive children: development, well-being and misunderstandings.
According to the American psychologist and researcher Elaine Aron, the particularly "sensitive feature" is genetically conditioned. It means that if you can recognize the feature in your child, one or both parents or grandparents will typically also be sensitive.
But what does mean being 'particularly sensitive' or highly sensitive? How does it affect learning and well-being? Sensitive children and adults have a stronger emotional response to the surrounding environment and process sensorial input more deeply.
About 15 - 20% of all children - have an inherited increased degree of sensitivity.
We tell you about the many positive aspects of being sensitive and receptive to the surrounding environment. Their advantages and strengths in a society driven by technology and lack of physical contact.
Nutritional aspects of learning.
Just as there is a difference in the energy content of different types of gasoline we put in our cars, there is also a difference in the energy content of the type of 'gasoline' we put in our body. Would you put diesel fuel in your gasoline car? Would you put the wrong type of oil in your new car? NO!
What children and young people eat is very relevant if we want them to listen to, remember, perform and learn something.
We tell you about brain development and learning, and how we through a good nutrition we can enhance the potential for learning, memory, concentration and general well-being, especially in children with special needs.