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F.A.B Workshop (Fun Activities with Benefits)

Our FAB workshops are interactive workshops, where you will participate in a progression of activities that support brain and fundamental skill development.

You will 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.


FAB Workshop 1:  Crossing the Midline

We know that fundamental movement activities develop the brain, and by focusing on games that use both the left and right side of the brain we ensure our children get the best start in life.
In this workshop you'll participate in a progression of activities that support brain development. You'll also learn about the 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.

Workshop content includes:

  • What the real benefits of fundamental skill development are
  • Identifying what development is happening with children
  • Managing activities to meet the needs of children


FAB Workshop 2:  Spatial Awareness

We know that when a child learns to move, they begin to become aware of their body parts and where their body is in relation to the physical environment around them.

In this workshop you'll participate in a progression of activities that support the development of spatial awareness. And you'll learn about the importance of spatial awareness and the impact this can have on a child’s learning capabilities.

Workshop content includes:
  • What the benefits are for the child who is spatially aware
  • What it looks like when spatial awareness hasn’t been developed
  • Managing activities to develop spatial awareness


FAB Workshop 3:  The Vestibular System

An interactive workshop where you will learn about activating a child’s vestibular system and improving their ability to balance. 
In this workshop you'll learn about the importance of controlled static balance versus dynamic balance and develop strategies to enhance a child’s vestibular system. Participate in a progression of activities that support the development of spatial awareness. Learn about how a child's vestibular system controls their balance and coordination. Learn how when the vestibular system is activated and stimulated, it impacts on a child's ability to sit still and their ability to learn. Learn how to recognise the symptom of a weak vestibular system and devlop strategies to enhance it and their balance and coordination.

Workshop content includes:
  • What the benefits of having an activated vestibular system are
  • What it looks like when the vestibular system is not activated
  • Managing activities to develop the vestibular system


FAB Workshop 4:  Integrating Reflexes

Integrating reflexes is key for the ability to learn easily, manage our emotions and impluses, and meet life's challenges with greater ease. Incomplete integration of childhood reflexes can be mild to severe, and contributes to anxiety, some learning disorders, developmental delay, behavioural challenges, extreme shyness and lack of confidence to name a few. Specific movement patterns help children and adults complete the reflexes and transform challenges into strengths.

Workshop content includes:
  • What the benefits of having integrated reflexes are
  • What it looks like when these reflexes are not integrated
  • Activities to help integrate reflexes


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Our workshops in 2020 are:
  •  Crossing the Midline:
    • Tuesday 20 October
 
  •  Spatial Awareness
    • Tuesday 10 November
 
  •  The Vestibular System
    • Tuesday 24 November
 
  •  Integrating Reflexes
    • Tuesday 8 December



Cost:  $20.00 per person

Venue: 
Sport Waikato

Brian Perry Sports House 
Wintec Rotokauri Campus
51 Akoranga Road
Hamilton


Available to:  Early Childhood Educators & Primary Teachers

Attendees must register by completing the form below.

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