Gill Connell is a globally recognized presenter and child development authority, specializing in the foundations of learning through movement and play. She provides developmental expertise to parents, preschools, schools, and companies such as Hasbro, Inc., based on her more than thirty years in preschool and primary education. She is the former national director of Gymbaroo Preschool Activity Centers and the founder of Moving Smart, Ltd., which offers resources, tools, trainings, and workshops. She coauthored the book Moving to Learn: An Essential Guide for All Parents, Carers and Educators, A Moving Child is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think, and Move, Play, Learn with Smart Steps: Sequenced Activities to Build the Body and the Brain. Gill lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and travels regularly to the United States.
In this comprehensive workshop, child development and movement authority Gill Connell and her coauthor Cheryl McCarthy explain the inseparable, learning relationship between the body and the brain while revealing the natural, common sense truths behind why kids do what they do and how kids learn how to learn.
In this webinar, the authors of Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps show how easy it is to leverage movement as a learning tool, providing proven solutions for the classroom, the playground, and at home for children, birth to 7 years.