The initiatives of this project are inspired by Joy of moving: an innovative, scientifically recognized educational method. The Joy of moving methodology aims to get children moving, through play whilst also developing key skills in four major areas: physical fitness, motor coordination, cognitive function and creativity, life skills. Joy of moving instinctively shifts the focus from performance to fun, from competition to collaboration.
Kinder+Sport has developed the method together with the Rome University “Foro Italico”, MIUR of the Piedmont Region and the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). It is the result of a research project launched in 2012 that involved over one thousand children from Primary Schools over three years. The children had the opportunity to take part in games and movement at the Village+Sport in Alba, guided by 18 Graduates in motor sciences trained by a Scientific Committee of experts in the field. The children involved in the method show specific improvements in their motor coordination, their learning abilities, their creativity and their life skills in general.
From movement to life skills
The experience gained from the research and experience of 20 contributors has been collected in a manual called "Joy of Moving. Movement & Imagination", a useful tool for all interested parties, be they Institutions, sports professionals or individuals.
A multidisciplinary team with decades of combined experience collaborated to compile a book that integrates different specific fields of knowledge with a common denominator: educate children through movement, joy and learning that will assist them during their entire life.
the Educational Model
80 physical activity games
The Joy of moving games
80 GAMES WITH RELATED TUTORIALS AND COUNTLESS VARIANTS TO EDUCATE THROUGH MOVEMENT. THE GAMES ARE DIVIDIED IN 4 SECTIONS, ONE FOR EACH PILLAR OF THE METHOD.
These games are representative of that type of physical activity useful for promoting children's physical health.
The basic version of the Mexican Wave can be played even by very young children, but all ages enjoy it. The aim is to develop a sense of rhythm in a fun way and to strengthen the major muscle groups involved in correcting posture, particularly to reinforce the major muscle groups involved in correcting posture and strengthening the core muscles.SEE MORE
These games derived from tradition, and move towards sport-like games; starting from story-telling and dramatization, they move toward multi-sport games.
These games derived from tradition, and moved towards sport-like games; starting from story-telling and dramatization, they move toward multi-sport games.SEE MORE
A set of games including proposals of physical activity that also stimulate cognitive functions and creativity, critical to learning and academic achievement.
This is a very challenging memory game that uses the analogic-symbolic visual and acoustic system (I.P.R.L) described in the previous game. The childrenalternate in the roles of the person giving visual or auditory signals (the Indicator), the one who moves according to the signal (the Performer) and the one who checks the accuracy of the movement (the Reader).SEE MORE
These games have the goal to promote all the life skills that will be useful to the future young human beings and citizens.
This is a multi-purpose game: it helps children develop the ability to evaluate and assess themselves, to set their own goals, to choose motor solutions and to learn cooperation and teamwork. In this variation, it allows the players to establish a connection with the team mates. By letting them understand how their body works, it's also a great way to learn self-improvement.SEE MORE