The "Mind-Body Connection"

The body and mind are intimately connected; physical exercise also stimulates the brain, setting the child up for success in intellectual learning. By introducing language in the context of a physical fitness program, Ready Steady Move! promotes a “whole-brain” learning experience for children.

Ready Steady Move! helps children develop their language and movement skills in parallel. Children learn an ‘action vocabulary’ of words that fit the movement routines – run, walk, jump, freeze – as well as a ‘movement vocabulary’ of actions described by the words. The movement routines are designed to promote overall physical fitness, as well as illustrate a basic vocabulary in the target language.