Play Move Improve

Early learning education is more about connection than academics

An episode of Play Move Improve

By Robyn Papworth
Hey, I'm Robyn from Play Move Improve. I am an Exercise Physiologist, Developmental Educator and Trainer who is passionate about getting more children active and moving each day.

Discover strategies to improve children's spatial awareness, balance, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and much more.

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Be proud of your yourself as an early learning educator, kindergarten teacher, or elementary teacher
In this episode I encourage early learning educators, kindergarten teachers, and elementary teachers to value their creative skills and strengths that they bring to a child's day. Sometimes we get so overwhelmed by the paperwork pressures of our jobs that we forget to value the magic of teaching. So I encourage educators to be proud of their strengths and to value yourself as you inspire children in your classroom each day.
08:59
March 20, 2019
Early learning education is more about connection than academics
In this episode I talk about an educator who spends quality time connecting with the children that she cares for and their parents. I talk about my passion for promoting connection more than academics. I also talk about a teacher who makes a huge effort to get to know important facts about each of her students so that she can build a connection that is more important than any literacy or math outcome. Share your feedback on my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/playmoveimprove
09:07
March 19, 2019
Empathising with teachers' frustration - we need to modify the curriculum instead of the child's learning style
In this episode I empathise with teachers and educators about their frustration with the curriculum that is pushing for academics more than connection and play. I also talk to kindergarten teachers, early learning educators, and primary school teachers about the importance of modifying the curriculum instead of trying to change the children's behaviour or learning needs. However, I do appreciate that this is a lot easier said than done.   To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses 
08:00
March 14, 2019
Play activities to do on a rainy day
In this episode I share some fun play ideas to keep the children entertained. This episode was inspired by my 6 year old who told me "I'm bored" before 9:30 in the morning. So enjoy the play ideas and please let me know what you think by leaving a review.   To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses 
06:12
March 11, 2019
Baby development - why is tummy time important for your family
In this episode I talk about what tummy time is, why tummy time is important, and how you can support a baby or child to enjoy tummy time. Any questions be sure to ask on my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/playmoveimprove  To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses 
06:26
March 10, 2019
Child Development - Fine motor skills and hand dominance
In this episode I talk about why using a dominant hand for every day tasks is important for fine motor skill development.  To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses 
07:33
March 5, 2019
Child development - mother's group pressure to sit babies up too early
In this episode I will chat about my own experience with mother's group pressure, as well as how to deal with the pressure to sit our children up before their body is ready. I will also highlight in this episode why tummy time is so important for developing baby's core strength, and some simple tips that you can try and help baby's enjoy tummy time (as much as possible).  To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses 
07:47
March 2, 2019
Child Development - why do children need head movement - the vestibular system
In episode 5 you will learn about why head movement is important for children, and how the vestibular system impacts a child's learning during play and in the classroom.  To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses 
08:54
March 2, 2019
Child Development - Why do children need to move more and what is proprioception?
In episode 4 you will learn about one of the 8 senses, proprioception. Proprioception is the feeling of pressure in our body. This pressure is crucial for developing spatial awareness. To learn more about spatial awareness check out episode 3 and to learn more about proprioception press play.  To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses 
09:10
March 2, 2019
Child Development - What is spatial awareness and why is it important for early learning?
In episode 3 I chat about the motor skill spatial awareness. During this episode you will learn how to assess a child's basic spatial awareness skills, and you will discover why spatial awareness is an important milestone for children.  To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses 
07:16
March 2, 2019
Child Development - How to find a good balance between technology and movement
In episode 2 I talk about the importance of encouraging children to develop their motor skills before giving them access to technology. Why? Because children need to develop both gross motor and fine motor skills for learning and life. Yes technology is great for keeping my house calm, and my sanity in check. My movement and play is crucial for children's health and development.  To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses 
06:41
February 26, 2019
Child Development - Who is Robyn Papworth 'the play lady' - Why I love Play
Enjoy listening to my first ever podcast episode where I talk about what I do as 'the play lady' and why I love incorporating play in to children's day. To learn more click here - https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/pages/early-learning-child-development-online-training-courses
05:25
February 26, 2019
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