Webinar: Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides


Back for their second Early Childhood Investigations webinar, movement authority Gill Connell and her co-author Cheryl McCarthy discuss the every day opportunities, real-world practicalities, and proven techniques for infusing movement into any early learning environment.

As discussed in their first Free Spirit Publishing webinar, A Moving Child Is a Learning Child, movement is the untold story of early childhood learning. By nature’s design, movement fosters the development of neural pathways which serve as the foundations for all formal and informal learning.

In this second webinar, the authors show how easy it is to leverage movement as a learning tool, providing proven solutions for the classroom, the playground, and at home for children, birth to 7 years. Topics include: “Read the Moves” insights, “Can Do” assessment and individualization tools, and Kinetic Scale lesson planning. In addition, guidelines for creating a movement-friendly environment, managing safety, and teaching techniques to build confidence and self-esteem will be demonstrated through a wide variety of activities you can employ in your classroom tomorrow morning.


  1. Explore practical applications of The Kinetic Scale and the Can-Do Movement Guide for the classroom.
  2. Lesson Planning: Using The Kinetic Scale to build a well-balanced movement diet.
  3. Individualization: Modifying active play activities to any child’s individual capabilities.
  4. Teaching Techniques: Proven techniques for optimal development and early learning
  5. Safety Considerations: How to manage risk in a move-to-learn environment.

All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.

2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.

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Can’t participate in our webinars at the appointed time? Never fear! All of the webinars are recorded. To view the recording, simply register now and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed. You can still download the certificate by watching the recording to the end when the certificate link is announced and displayed on the screen.

Only 1,000 people at one time can attend our webinars, but registration often tops 4,000. Only the first 1,000 people to click the link to attend the webinar will be able to get in. We start the webinars 30 minutes in advance of the start time. Arrive early to make sure you get in.

Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.

You can earn .2 CEUs for each webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of Oklahoma


6/7/2017 2:00 PM - 6/7/2017 3:30 PM