Category Archives: Active Bodies

ScreenShot Mondays – Moving Smart

A couple of Mondays per month, PlayGroundology screenshots a cyberspot that focuses on playgrounds, or play. I hope readers dive in and explore. Even if you’ve seen the selection before, take a moment and check to see what content has been added recently.

Moving Smart

Think of this as a very slow stumble upon, an invitation to relish something new or to revisit an old friend. Some of the people and places may be household names in the world of play and playgrounds, others not so much. I hope all will pique your interest in what they have to offer and further your own possibilities for playfulness.

This Victoria Day Monday has us surfing with a click of the mouse to New Zealand’s Moving Smart. The body’s physical movement is a choreography of the possible propelling us through a dizzying menu of motion – stretch, twist, jump, tumble. If movement fascinates you, look no further. Moving Smart is full of great games for pre-schoolers, great photos and good fun.

In addition to co-writing her own book, Moving to Learn, Gill was a reference for Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) in their development of Active Movement for the under five set.

Get moving, there’s lots to discover at Moving Smart like this post that’s close to my heart – Top 10 Things to Look for in a Great Playground.

‘M’ is for movement – get them going at a young age.

Learning to Fly