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Making Sense of Sensitive Periods: Allowing Opportunities for Movement

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A kid’s got to move. Observing a few minutes at a playground will attest to that. You don’t see children sitting around if they have the chance to run, jump, climb, or skip. But what happens to kids caught in line at a restaurant, bank, or airport? Children are not born with an "off" button, and we often run out of options when their inner drive to move in adult spaces pushes the wrong adult buttons. Children are in a sensitive period of development for movement from birth to about age five-and-a-half, and this is a growth spurt we need help managing. Join us as Maren Schmidt, Montessori luminary and family friend, explains how their physical development drives this sensitivity and what we need to do to support our child's movement development, when they need it the most. will share insights and strategies for allowing positive movement growth, with tips you can implement immediately to accompany your child on their dynamic journey.