How Do You Deal with a Fidgety Child?

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Move to Learn Gill Connell

How Do You Deal with a Fidgety Child?

In this episode I chat with my friend Gill Connell about what a child is doing when they fidget, dangle or hang upside down, what to do if your kids play you off against each other and what to do if your kids say they are bored!

Listen to my fascinating interview with my friend Gill Connell from New Zealand, the Founder of 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. Here are her best-selling books Moving to Learn – Crowe; ConnellA Moving Child Is a Learning Child – Connell; McCarthy Move Play and Learn With Smart Steps – Connell; McCarthy; 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.

Don’t Stew – Ask Sue Parenting Q & A

Q. 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
Q. 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!


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



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