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 thousand chldren from primary schools over three years. The children had the oppportunity to take part in games and movement activities at the Village Joy 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 improvements in the 4 block's specific skills.
AN INNOVATIVE METHOD
The Joy of moving method, born from the concept of play, is capable of fostering not only motor development, but also the cognitive, emotional and relational evolution of children. It has been designed to involve all aspects of the growing individual, synergistically developing the 4 blocks specific skills on which physical activity is based, in order to enhance autonomy and the ability to face the challenges of everyday life.
From movement to life skills
The experience gaines from the research and experience of 20 contributors has been collected in a manual titled "Joy of moving. MindMovers & ImaginAction", 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 the entire life.
the Educational Model
80 physical activity games
MANY GAMES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Joy of moving games, to have fun indoor and outdoor
Starting form the "Joy of moving. MindMovers & ImaginAction" handbook, we have produced 20 video tutorials, that have been adapted to home and outdoor situations, dedicated to kids from 3 to 10 years upwards. The games are able to involve the kids in the method 4 blocks specific skills
This is a very popular game, which can be played by children of all ages. It develops speed and reaction ability. Who's the quickest: you or your kid? Try the game to find it out!
A very popular game, which can be made by children of all ages, and develops speed and ability to react. The children compete in a playful way for different objects, which lend themselves to be led and passed on to their companions, performing different actions.
COGNITIVE FUNCTION & CREATIVITY
A memory game that refers to the knowledge of the body (body scheme). The child, after observed a movement demonstrated by another player, reproduces it on other planes and starting from different positions of the body, elaborating its mental representation of movements and positions.
This traditional Bangladeshi game focuses on the simulation of life skills that the child wants to consciously equip himself with. The peculiarity of the game is not so much the type of activity itself, but the way it is conducted and evolved, aimed at developing especially interpersonal skills.
VILLAGE JOY OF MOVING
Our research center
Villlage 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 and 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 times in Italy, and in 2015 it started to export its method to France, India, Mexico, Brazil and UK.