The Joy of Moving Method is an open educational model based on the adaptability of its practice, and designed to contribute to the growth of tomorrow's citizens
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. È il risultato di un progetto di ricerca avviato nel 2012 che ha coinvolto per 3 anni oltre 1.000 bambini delle Scuole dell'Infanzia e Primaria che hanno avuto l'opportunità di svolgere attività ludico-motorie mirate nel Village+Sport di Alba, sotto la guida di 18 Laureati in Scienze motorie adeguatamente formati da un Comitato Scientifico di esperti. I bambini coinvolti in questo metodo mostrano miglioramenti specifici di coordinazione motoria, di apprendimento, di creatività e di abilità di vita.
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