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Gill Connell

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.

Watch a free webinar on Vimeo with Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy: A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How Movement Prepares the Brain to Think

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Gill is available to speak on these topics:
  • Early Childhood Education

BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR

A Moving Child Is a Learning Child

$34.99 / $48.98
Discover the early learning link between the body and the brain and how to guide this connection in young children.

A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How Movement Prepares the Brain to Think

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.

Buy the Set: Building the Body-Brain Connection

$48.98
Used together, these two books offer a complete theoretical grounding in the early learning link between the body and the brain along with hundreds of hands-on activities.

Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps

$34.99 / $48.98
Foster learning through movement with step-by-step activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-age children.

Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides

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.
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