Body Mouvement

Research has shown time and again that children need to move frequently to develop
the gross motor skills and focus necessary for learning.
At CMF the children have free access to the classroom blue mat (our version of a
rough and tumble area) or to the garden.
We also make sure that there is ample time, both outdoor and indoor, for various body
movements activities: obstacle courses that the children help create, running, throwing
and catching, dance, and yoga.
Movement gives children space to develop self-awareness and self-regulation. It helps
them get to know themselves by connecting the mind with the body.
It is also a great moment for learning new French vocabulary.
Memory and movement are connected. Our bodies are also tools for learning, so we
use body movement to lay some of the foundations for math and literacy.