Why A Moving Child Is A Learning Child. Episode 29 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show

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Episode 29

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Listen to my fascinating interview with my friend Gill Connell from New Zealand, the Founder, MOVING SMART. Gill is an International Lecturer, Author and Consultant, Teacher, Mum & Grandmother.

Gill is also a globally recognised child development authority, specialising in the foundations of learning through movement and play. Gill provides developmental expertise to parents, preschools, schools, and international companies such as Hasbro, Inc., based on her 30+ years in preschool and primary education. Her best-selling books Moving to Learn – Crowe; Connell A Moving Child Is a Learning Child – Connell; McCarthy Move Play and Learn With Smart Steps – Connell; Pirie;

Gill has influenced the education of preschoolers nationwide in New Zealand, and is branching out worldwide with new and exciting Moving Smart initiatives.

Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. That’s why Moving Smart™ offers programmes to foster children’s natural, move-to-learn style, while helping parents and teachers understand the comprehensive benefits of all that wiggling!

I ask Gill what she means by her well known quote  ‘A Moving Child is a Learning Child,’ what little ones are learning when they move and explore & how can busy parents create a dynamic “daily diet” of movement-based activities for young bodies and growing minds


Sue Atkins In Conversation With Gill Connell – Moving Smart






Question ‘Dear Sue, my kids break up soon and I’m dreading the long Summer Holidays – where they say ‘I’m bored’ any suggestions? ‘ Chris Rosenberg from Chipstead, Surrey

Click on the Articles

Making The Most Of The Kids Holidays

Things to do, places to see to keep SANE in the Summer Holidays !

Letting kids be bored my article in Gulf News

What to do when they say “I’m BORED!” – let the BORED JAR do the talking!


The Can do Kid Journal for Super Heroes –  why not use the Summer  holidays to build up your child’s confidence?

Aimed at children from 7-13 The ‘Can Do Kid Journal’ is all about helping children feel more confident, more assertive and more relaxed in all areas of their lives knowing that they have some tried and tested strategies, simple practical techniques, and a highly effective set of tools, empowering them to make some small changes quickly & easily that will make a COMPLETE difference to their lives.

The ‘Can Do Kid’ Journal will empower a generation of children to become creative, innovative, independent, resourceful, resilient & confident in their own abilities to try new things, and be resourceful enough to tackle anything and bounce back after setbacks.

It will build the positive mindset, motivation & long term self-confidence & self-worth that children need to succeed as they learn to develop a ‘Can Do Kid’ attitude to Life.


Question Dear Sue my kids keep playing my partner and I off against each other. What can we do as it’s driving us mad!’ Chloe Sinclair from Aberdeen

Article My simple tips to help sort out when your kids play you off against each other!

Watch my VIDEO to help.


Product My book ‘Parenting Made Easy – How To Raise Happy Children – free 1st Chapter here

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