Parent Education Program
The next event in our Parent Education Program will be 'Optimising Our Ability to Learn'. On Friday 28th March, Annette Barone will host a talk on exploring the role of movement in learning, and discuss how this unfolds according to child development. She will also talk about practical activities to incorporate into home life.
Neuroscience continually shows how regular physical activity (i.e. movement) has significant benefits for learning, concentration, memory and emotional well-being for people of all ages. From the earliest stages of childhood, movement is recognised as indicating neurological developmental milestones. Continuing into later childhood and adolescence, it plays a key role in developing gross and fine motor coordination. These skills are needed not only to play games and interact socially, but also facilitate our abilities to be able to sit at a desk and write, calculate, draw and so on.
Movement plays a key role in the Waldorf/Steiner Curriculum as it is:
- incorporated into Morning Circle and play in Early Childhood,
- part of Main Lesson, eurythmy, handwork, sport and camps during the Class Teacher period,
- continues through various specialist subjects into the High School.
In this talk we will explore the role of movement in learning and discuss how this unfolds according to child development. We will also talk about practical activities to incorporate into home life
Annette Barone is a psychologist, teacher and Extra Lesson practitioner who has over eighteen years experience working with children and adolescents. Annette worked at Glenaeon for 12 years as the Extra Lesson Teacher and then as Learning Support Coordinator. She is part of the teaching faculty for the Extra Lesson training course and Rudolf Steiner College.
When: Friday March 28th, 9.15am – 11 am
Cost: Donation suggested with thanks