mi move is designed to support anyone working with children in the physical domain including teachers of physical education, sports coaches, nursery teachers, volunteers and activity leaders in health & leisure clubs.
It is a tool to help practitioners improve children’s ability to move. Movement is at the heart of all active leisure activities. Children who develop movement competency are capable of taking part in a large number of activities as they grow older. If a child is not able to run, jump, throw, turn etc, she or he will always experience a degree of frustration when participating. This often leads to drop out which is most acute at the key transitional stages in a young person’s life.
The benefits of improving children’s ability to move are that Children who move well have more chance of…
- Accessing enjoyable energetic activities in which children learn through both the formal and informal
- Laying the foundations for ongoing participation in sport and physical activity
- Becoming intrinsically motivated youngsters who tend to stay active
The mi move software for Mac or PC contains dozens of child centred activities which are organised by outcome as well as stage of development to allow the practitioner to plan and deliver a session to meet the needs to the children in the class/group.
What people are saying:
‘We have used mi move as the main resource to support our coaches with KS1. The coaches find they can plan really good sessions quickly and the feedback from children and teachers has been excellent.’
Alan Sefton, Arsenal FC.
‘mi move has allowed us to use age-appropriate activities to help children move better. So often, movement focussed sessions become ‘dry’ and boring for young children. mi move has shown us that they needn’t be’.
Neil Plimmer, JOLF