Movement is our brain’s defining property

Movement in all of its wondrous manifestations is our brain’s defining property. Adults should thus similarly draw parallels between a child’s movement activities and the cognitive processes that regulate them. Adolescent movement becomes more skilled and consciously goal directed, so it’s [-p.149] important for children to develop basic movement skills and an initial functional sense of the biological dynamics and cultural conventions of movement.” (pp.148-149)

Ref: (emphases in blue bold mine) Robert Sylwester (2013) A Child’s Brain: Understanding how the brain works, develops, and changes during the critical stages of childhood. Skyhorse Publishing: New York

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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