The initiatives of this project are inspired by Joy of moving: an innovative, scientifically recognized educational method. The Joy of moving methodology aims to get children moving, through play whilst also developing key skills in four major areas: physical fitness, motor coordination, cognitive function and creativity, life skills. Joy of moving instinctively shifts the focus from performance to fun, from competition to collaboration.

Kinder Joy of moving has developed the method together with the Rome University “Foro Italico”, MIUR of the Piedmont Region and the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). It is the result of a research project launched in 2012 that involved over one thousand children from Primary Schools over three years. The children had the opportunity to take part in games and movement at the VillageJ oy of moving in Alba, guided by 18 Graduates in motor sciences trained by a Scientific Committee of experts in the field. The children involved in the method show specific improvements in their motor coordination, their learning abilities, their creativity and their life skills in general.

VILLAGE JOY OF MOVING

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GRADUATES IN MOTOR SCIENCES
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INTERNATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE METHOD

Our research center

Village Joy of moving is a sports research centre promoting the innovation and education in the field of motor activities. It is organized with great competence and ability by a Scientific Committee that fixes its targets. After its birth as a pilot project in Alba in 2012, Village Joy of moving has now become a multifunctional success model and an inspiration for the future; its uniqueness and sustainability make it easy to replicate in other geographies e cultures.

The soul of the Village Joy of moving is its Team, entirely made of professionals and graduates in the field of motor sciences. Their aim is to share the principles of the Joy of moving method, created during a three-year research project in collaboration with important institutional partners. Always aiming at spreading their innovations in the fields of sports and games at a national and international level, the Village Joy of moving team recently toured several in Italy, and in 2015 it started to export its method to France, India, Mexico, Brazil and UK.

AN INNOVATIVE METHOD

The Joy of moving method is based on four blocks, working together on a progressive path

Engage in physical activity
Engage in physical activity
Learn complex movements
Learn complex movements
Plan, coordinate, find brilliant solutions
Plan, coordinate, find brilliant solutions
Define goals, think positively, communicate effectively
Define goals, think positively, communicate effectively
THE 4 BLOCKS WORK TOGETHER IN A PROGRESSIVE PATH
THE 4 BLOCKS WORK TOGETHER IN A PROGRESSIVE PATH
 
Autonomy, competence, relationships to improve young people' skills in a joyful way
Physical fitness
Engage in physical activity
Motor coordination
Learn complex movements
Cognitive function & creativity
Plan, coordinate, find brilliant solutions
Life skills
Define goals, think positively, communicate effectively
THE 4 BLOCKS WORK TOGETHER IN A PROGRESSIVE PATH
THE 4 BLOCKS WORK TOGETHER IN A PROGRESSIVE PATH
 
Autonomy, competence, relationships to improve young people' skills in a joyful way

THE MANUAL

Joy of Moving manual

From movement to life skills

The experience gained from the research and experience of 20 contributors has been collected in a manual called "Joy of moving. Movement & Imagination", a useful tool for all interested parties, be they Institutions, sports professionals or individuals.

A multidisciplinary team with decades of combined experience collaborated to compile a book that integrates different specific fields of knowledge with a common denominator: educate children through movement, joy and learning that will assist them during their entire life.

 

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THEORY:

the Educational Model

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PRACTICE:

80 physical activity games

Active games

The Joy of moving games

80 GAMES WITH RELATED TUTORIALS AND COUNTLESS VARIANTS TO EDUCATE THROUGH MOVEMENT. THE GAMES ARE DIVIDIED IN 4 SECTIONS, ONE FOR EACH PILLAR OF THE METHOD..

PHYSICAL FITNESS
PHYSICAL FITNESS
These games are representative of that type of physical activity useful for promoting children's physical health.
THE MEXICAN WAVE
Video 1
From 3 years upwards AIM OF THE GAME

The basic version of the Mexican Wave can be played even by very young children, but all ages enjoy it. The aim is to develop a sense of rhythm in a fun way and to strengthen the major muscle groups involved in correcting posture, particularly to reinforce the major muscle groups involved in correcting posture and strengthening the core muscles.

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Motor coordination
MOTOR COORDINATION
These games derived from tradition, and move towards sport-like games; starting from story-telling and dramatization, they move toward multi-sport games.
THE CAP RACE
Motor Coordination
From 7 years upwards AIM OF THE GAME

These games derived from tradition, and moved towards sport-like games; starting from story-telling and dramatization, they move toward multi-sport games.

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Cognitive functions
COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS
These games are representative of that type of physical activity useful for promoting children's physical health.
THE NUMBERS GAME
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From 6 years upwards AIM OF THE GAME

This is a very challenging memory game that uses the analogic-symbolic visual and acoustic system (I.P.R.L) described in the previous game. The childrenalternate in the roles of the person giving visual or auditory signals (the Indicator), the one who moves according to the signal (the Performer) and the one who checks the accuracy of the movement (the Reader).

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Life skills
LIFE SKILLS
These games have the goal to promote all the life skills that will be useful to the future young human beings and citizens.
OBSTACLE RACE
Video 4
From 7 years upwards AIM OF THE GAME

This is a multi-purpose game: it helps children develop the ability to evaluate and assess themselves, to set their own goals, to choose motor solutions and to learn cooperation and teamwork. In this variation, it allows the players to establish a connection with the team mates. By letting them understand how their body works, it's also a great way to learn self-improvement.

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For more information www.joyofmovinghandbook.com