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Together with the Rome University "Foro Italico", MIUR of the Piedmont Region and the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), Kinder+Sport has developed an innovative educational model, based on games and movement and dedicated to the all-round growth of children. The new method is called "Joy of Moving" and is based on games created to promote the physical, cognitive and social development of our children, and to increase their life skills.

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 10 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.

VILLAGE+SPORT

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CLASSES INVOLVED IN THE RESEARCH
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GRADUATES IN MOTOR SCIENCES
INTERNATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE METHOD

Our research centre

Village+Sport is a sports research centre promoting the innovation and education in the field of motor activities. It is organized with great competence and ability by a Scientific Committee that fixes its targets. After its birth as a pilot project in Alba in 2012, Village+Sport has now become a multifunctional success model and an inspiration for the future; its uniqueness and sustainability make it easy to replicate in other geographies e cultures.

The soul of the Village+Sport is its Team, entirely made of professionals and graduates in the field of motor sciences. Their aim is to share the principles of the Joy Of Moving method, created during a three-year research project in collaboration with important institutional partners. Always aiming at spreading their innovations in the fields of sports and games at a national and international level, the Village+Sport team recently toured several Italian schools, and in 2015 it started to export its method to France, India, Mexico and Brazil.

AN INNOVATIVE METHOD

The Joy of Moving method is based on four blocks, working together on a progressive path

Engage in physical activity
Learn complex movements
Plan, coordinate, find brilliant solutions
Define goals, think positively, communicate effectively
THE 4 BLOCKS WORK TOGETHER IN A PROGRESSIVE PATH
Autonomy, competence, relationships to improve young people' skills in a joyful way

THE MANUAL

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.

THEORY:

the Educational Model

PRACTICE:

80 physical activity games

Active 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.
PHYSICAL FITNESS

These games are representative of that type of physical activity useful for promoting children's physical health.

THE MEXICAN WAVE
From 3 years upwards
AIM OF THE GAME

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.

MOTOR COORDINATION

These games derived from tradition, and move towards sport-like games; starting from story-telling and dramatization, they move toward multi-sport games.

THE CAP RACE
From 7 years upwards
AIM OF THE GAME

These games derived from tradition, and moved towards sport-like games; starting from story-telling and dramatization, they move toward multi-sport games.

COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS

A set of games including proposals of physical activity that also stimulate cognitive functions and creativity, critical to learning and academic achievement.

THE NUMBERS GAME From 6 years upwards
AIM OF THE GAME

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).

LIFE SKILLS

These games have the goal to promote all the life skills that will be useful to the future young human beings and citizens.

OBSTACLE RACE From 7 years upwards
AIM OF THE GAME

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.

For more information www.joyofmovinghandbook.com

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