A MOVING CHILD IS A LEARNING CHILD.    Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. Here at Moving Smart™ we foster children’s natural, move-to-learn style, while helping parents and teachers understand the comprehensive benefits of all that wiggling!    So let's get moving! Carrie J.

A MOVING CHILD IS A LEARNING CHILD. Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. Here at Moving Smart™ we foster children’s natural, move-to-learn style, while helping parents and teachers understand the comprehensive benefits of all that wiggling! So let's get moving! Carrie J.

Indoor Foot Volleyball...  Indoor party on a cold winter's day -- this version of volleyball can be played indoors without risk to lamp or limb.

Indoor Foot Volleyball... Indoor party on a cold winter's day -- this version of volleyball can be played indoors without risk to lamp or limb.

Beach Ball Fun- Kick through obstacle course. Sit on beach ball when music stops. Toss into laundry baskets. Set atop a cone to bat with a noodle. Carry with a friend each using two hands, one, & no hands! See more ideas!

Beach Ball Fun- Kick through obstacle course. Sit on beach ball when music stops. Toss into laundry baskets. Set atop a cone to bat with a noodle. Carry with a friend each using two hands, one, & no hands! See more ideas!

You could totally make this yourself using a Sharpie and a beach ball.  Fun icebreaker/reward activity - toss and talk ball.  I'd use this for middle school.  Kids have to perform/name a song depending on what their thumb is touching when they catch it.  S Worldwide Toss 'N Talk-About® Ball, Music

You could totally make this yourself using a Sharpie and a beach ball. Fun icebreaker/reward activity - toss and talk ball. I'd use this for middle school. Kids have to perform/name a song depending on what their thumb is touching when they catch it. S Worldwide Toss 'N Talk-About® Ball, Music

Indoor snowballs, cotton balls in white nylon , Indoor Physical Activities for Kids - or maybe a cannon ball fight

Indoor snowballs, cotton balls in white nylon , Indoor Physical Activities for Kids - or maybe a cannon ball fight

Adaptive physical education - A beach ball with a bell is a great way to introduce ball sports to students who are blind or visually impaired, as it's bigger than most other balls, and also travels more slowly. Read the full activity at Perkins eLearning.

Adaptive physical education - A beach ball with a bell is a great way to introduce ball sports to students who are blind or visually impaired, as it's bigger than most other balls, and also travels more slowly. Read the full activity at Perkins eLearning.

Crab Volleyball - using all of the rules of volleyball, masking tape for the court, yard 18 inches from the floor for a net and a balloon for the ball. Great Large group activity.

Crab Volleyball - using all of the rules of volleyball, masking tape for the court, yard 18 inches from the floor for a net and a balloon for the ball. Great Large group activity.

10 water bottles full of colored water for pins, beach balls for the bowling balls and we've got lawn bowling!  The kids lined up and took turns trying to knock all the pins down with the ball.  We counted the pins that fell and called out their colors.  A great activity that reinforced counting and colors and patience as they waited for their turns.

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10 water bottles full of colored water for pins, beach balls for the bowling balls and we've got lawn bowling! The kids lined up and took turns trying to knock all the pins down with the ball. We counted the pins that fell and called out their colors. A great activity that reinforced counting and colors and patience as they waited for their turns.


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Teach Your Toddler: Wet Cotton Ball Flowers Sensory Play. Perfect for Spring. Toddlers love water play.

Teach Your Toddler: Wet Cotton Ball Flowers Sensory Play. Perfect for Spring. Toddlers love water play.

Painting the snow!  When it's too cold and snowy to go outside, bring the outside in!  The teachers in our toddler classroom gathered snow from outside and brought it in for the toddlers to explore.  To add to the experience the teachers gave the children a paint brush and let them make colored snow!

Painting the snow! When it's too cold and snowy to go outside, bring the outside in! The teachers in our toddler classroom gathered snow from outside and brought it in for the toddlers to explore. To add to the experience the teachers gave the children a paint brush and let them make colored snow!

#Knoala Early Preschooler activity 'Straw Sorting' helps little ones develop Cognitive, Motor and Language skills. Click for simple instructions

#Knoala Early Preschooler activity 'Straw Sorting' helps little ones develop Cognitive, Motor and Language skills. Click for simple instructions

Crafts for Kids: Fruit and Veg Stamps to use up almost-expired produce!

Crafts for Kids: Fruit and Veg Stamps to use up almost-expired produce!

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