Here at Minmoov we believe helping young children to grow and develop is all about keeping it simple providing a holistic play-based programme of learning and development.
The programme has been developed by early years physical development specialists in partnership with early years teachers and practitioners.
Minmoov will allow you to access training, tools, information, ideas and support every month suitable for children from 3 years to 7 years old, including those with SEND.
The Sections of the Toolbox:
Mini Yo! – Yoga
ABC’S – Agility, Balance, Coordination & Spatial Awareness
Movement to Music
Mountain Movers – How adults benefit from the activities
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Activity Videos and Downloads
Each section will provide you with information, downloadable activities and videos that children can follow, supporting your play-based practice.
You can follow an active story or use the information to create your own.
You can try out the suggested Movement to Music activities or use the 5 Dance Basics to choreograph your own.
Mini Yo! is an exciting and fun way for children of all ages, to develop physically, emotionally and creatively. The yoga-based moves and activities can be used for relaxing as well as encouraging children to be active.
Every month this section will be updated with a film of either a new Mini Yo! Story film (with supporting moves films) or new Mini Yo! Mindfulness session.
If you have the Mini Yo! cards (see resources page) you can use them to create your own activities and stories alongside the films provided here.
There are many physical skills and social & emotional skills that young children need to learn and develop. These skills will all be developed through free play / physical activity as well as planned, focussed physical activities.
Most physical skills will not be performed with control in the early years, however the more opportunity children have to try and master them the easier they will find more complex games and sports when they are older.
Every months there will be a focus on a number of different skills.
If you have the Mini Moves cards (see resources section) you can use them as individual flashcards or combine them to create activities and games.
Children will learn many things through movement and play, such as interacting with each other- Social Skills, numbers and how they and shapes fit together- Mathematics and new words and how they look and sound- Language, Literacy & Communication.
When planning for all other Areas of Learning/Subjects, include a physical activity section. This will allow you to teach children in the traditional way and further enhance what they have learnt through engaging, enjoyable physical activities.
Each month this section will focus on a different area of learning and provide activity ideas to support learning in the different areas.
Children will need to develop good foundation skills to underpin their physical ability, not only for games, activities and sports but also in order to complete simple day-to-day tasks.
It is therefore important to provide many opportunities, especially in the early years, for children to develop these Foundations (ABC’S).
Each month will focus on a different Foundation, providing information and activity ideas to support the development of that particular area.
Grow Members will have access to the CPD section that provides short modules to help you develop your knowledge and skills to deliver a high-quality play-based provision.
Simply watch the Module video, take and pass the short quiz, download the supporting material. This will make learning and developing your knowledge easy.
We have created a Top Tip Generator aiming to give you a bit of inspiration for the day.
Each time you visit this page you will receive a different Top Tip from early years specialists and we hope will give you some food for thought.