9 Benefits of Obstacle Courses for Kids

9 Benefits of Obstacle Courses for Kids

Obstacle courses for kids are a fun and challenging way to get those little bodies moving, but their benefits don’t stop there.  Obstacle courses are also a great way to enhance ‘Praxis’ - the planning and sequencing of movement – which is a vital skill for growing children to master.
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Risky Play is here to stay

Why Risky Play should be here to stay

Have you heard of risky play? Maybe, scoffed and thought "it's just play". Or thought "gah, can't we call it something less scary -'tricky play'?". Here at MOOV we think risky play should stay. 

Risky play is here to show us why avoiding risky play is unhelpful for us and our children. Let's find a way to know and accept risky play because calling it something else ("tricky') won't help us overcome the root of our worry. 

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Pikler Climbing Frame Safety: What to Look For

Pikler Climbing Frame Safety: What to Look For

Worried about your little one using a Pikler or wondering what to look for in climbing frame safety? 

We are proud that our climbing equipment has been independently assessed and certified to both AS4685:2021 (Playground Equipment a& Surfacing - Moveable Play Equipment) ) and AS8124:6 2018 2018 (Safety of Toys - Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use).

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What is a Pikler Triangle?

What is a Pikler Triangle?

Ever wondered exactly what IS a Pikler Triangle, and whether it’s something your child could enjoy and possibly benefit from?  If the answer is yes, then join us on a little stroll through the history, science and design of this clever and engaging piece of children’s play equipment, beginning half a century ago with a revolutionary female doctor in Hungary.
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Do nothing with your baby, find your 'yes space'

Do nothing with your baby, find your 'yes space'

Relax with a ‘yes space’ : It’s ok to do nothing much with your baby.

With more time at home I started to look at our home environment. What was it that my son needed? What did I need? What could I create at home in order for us to both thrive? In research, I came across the concept of ‘yes space’. A ‘yes space’ is simply a space where there are no “no’s”.

 

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risky play

Taking a Risk on Risky Play

Although it can be hard, allowing our children to participate in risky play is something we can't avoid forever and is best facilitated right from the beginning of life!  An insight into understanding and embracing risky play.
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Physical activity and brain development

How physical activity improves cognitive function (brain development!)

A Paediatric Physiotherapist explains how physical activity improves cognitive development. Another reason focusing on gross motor skills and activity with your Pikler Triangle or MOOV baby collection has so many wonderful benefits! 

 

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Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf and RIE Explained

Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf and RIE Explained

There is no right or wrong. But what’s the difference between all the approaches? Is Montessori better than Reggio Emilia? Does RIE trump Waldorf? Here, we’ve outlined four different teaching styles with little examples you can try out at home and decide which way you want to go. 
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Sometimes it's hard to be happy

Sometimes it's hard to be happy

Look for the positive and happy will find you. We've got 10 wonderful emotions to focus on. And your kids already have these nailed.
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