I dedicate this article to the healthiest activity of the world. It has the power to unite persons of all ages, races, religions, sexes, beliefsystems, it doesn't judge mental or physical conditions.
This activity transformed my life when I was diagnosed with breastcancer and became a "pink" girl. It also gave the biggest possibility to my child of expressing herself without words. Both of us could simply BE ourselves in doing it. Many people with me are involved in doing it, advocating it, LOVING it.
I organized a PLAYDAY for my hometown Lecco in Italy. A free possibility for families to discover new ways of playing, having fun and learning.
I transformed an infant-toddlercentre into a creative exploring playground. There were different kind of corners for several age groups: 0-5 years old. In the coming weeks I share with you: the red relax tent; the rainbow rise sensory corner; musical and visual explorations corners.
....and in what other corners children 0-6 years would love to play? Leave me your opinion!
We love the playing outside, but sometimes we choose to experience the protected enviroment of our livingroom for new explorations. This time we got the idea to move and do like animals.
In my book 'spelend in beweging' there are some great examples of doing Yoga with small children. Chanel found her own exercises to do, while we talked together about the animals, their homes, their sounds and what they eat. After doing Yoga I saw her calm and in complete relax.
On the picture Gurudass Kaur, balancing with a group of children.
Ik ben erg enthousiast over het boek 'Spelend in beweging' van Angelique Felix. Ik kwam het bij toeval tegen en gebruik de spelen uit het boek zeer regelmatig bij de speelochtenden voor ouders, grootouders en kids van 0-4 jaar die we in het buurtcentrum organiseren.
–Sandra Menken, Sociaal cultureel werker Voor Welzijn