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Crossing the Midline || Workshop for Early Childhood Educators

Monday, March 4, 2019

On Wednesday, 27 March Robyn Polley from Sport Waikato will be visiting Sport Bay of Plenty to hold a workshop for Early childhood Educators on how to support children’s brain development through body movement and games.

We know fundamental movement activities develop the brain, and by focusing on games that use both the left and right side of the brain we are ensuring our children get the best start in life. Learn about the “real” benefits of specific movement and the impact it can have on a child’s later life. Learn how to manage /manipulate and modify activities to meet the range of needs in your group.

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Participants in the 1.5 hour workshop will:

  • Learn how the child’s body movement supports their brain growth
  • Determine if a child is struggling with self-care tasks: tying shoe laces, opening and closing zips, doing up buttons etc.
  • Learn how this impacts on children’s reading and writing
  • Learn the activities needed to support and help the child

When: Wednesday, 27 March

Time: 6 to 7:30pm

Where: Sport Bay of Plenty - 406 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Cost: $20pp

Registrations are now closed.

About the presenter: Robyn Polley from Sport Waikato is a Fundamental Skills Advisor with many years’ experience in the Waikato region.

Questions? Contact Anna Rees-Jones at or 021 943 149.

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