Joy of moving is an educational method born from years of research, tailored for children, available to families and educators.

Through play and movement, Joy of moving fosters the development of fundamental skills, helping children grow up active, grow up happy.

For children, growing up means facing small and big challenges every day.
Growing in your role as parents does as well.

The result of research work, Joy of moving is an educational and inclusive tool that helps children develop fundamental skills to grow active, grow happy, through what is already spontaneous for them: playing, moving, having fun.

At home and at school, in sports and during leisure activities, the method inspires all the initiatives of Kinder Joy of moving and is the result of the sharing and experience of researchers, educators and trainers engaged in lifelong learning.

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Discover the milestones of the Joy of moving methodology

  • 2012
  • 2012-2015
  • 2015
  • 2018-2019
  • 2019-2020
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2023

2012

Launch of the Village Joy of moving in Alba (CN-Italy)

A state-of-the-art sports center open to all and a research laboratory that serves as a hub for innovation, education, and the promotion of movement.

Village Joy of moving

2012-2015

Scientific research in Alba (Italy)

The method was trialed in pre-schools and elementary schools in Alba. Children had the opportunity to participate in games and activities under the guidance of trainers specialized in the methodology.

Timeline 2012-2015

2015

Presentation at Expo Milano and first didactic manual publication

The method made its international debut during EXPO Milano 2015. The method was first described in its entirety in “Joy of moving. MindMovers & ImaginAction - Playing with variability to promote motor, cognitive and citizenship development”.

Timeline 2015

2018-2019

 JOY OF MOVING IN ITALIAN SCHOOLS

From 2018-2019 school year to today, Joy of moving is present in Italian pre-schools and elementary schools, with the involvement of over 15,000 teachers who have integrated it into their teaching practices.

Timeline 2018-2019

2019-2020

Joy of moving as University course

The SUISM University of Turin, Italy, has promoted the method in the context of free credits and uses online courses for educational internships. The following years, the University of Brescia and Pavia has also included the Joy of moving courses in its training plans.

Timeline 2019-2020

2019

Best practices of Italian Ministry of Health.

Joy of moving path was included among the best transferable practices in the 2019 Guidelines on physical activity in school settings, issued by the Italian Ministry of Health.

Timeline 2019

2020

Best practices at European level

The method has been included among the European best practices identified by the HEPAS 2020 (Healthy and Physically Active Schools in Europe) project.

Timeline 2020

2021

Joy of moving Family handbook

The “Joy of moving family” handbook was published: the volume is designed to support parents in the primary task of educating children, through play and movement.

Timeline 2021

2023

JOY OF MOVING EDUCATION HANDBOOK

Published in 2015, and subsequently updated and expanded in 2023, the handbook "Joy of moving. MindMovers & ImaginAction" 2nd edition is a valid and useful tool available to teachers and instructors in the world of school and sport.

2023

OUR METHOD AROUND THE WORLD

The Joy of moving method is now spread all over the world thanks to many educators who have undergone a specific training program on the methodology and important collaborations with public and private partners.
Click on a country to discover the local activities.

Mexico
Mexico

As of 2021, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of the state of Guanajuato, the Joy of moving project is being implemented in 30 elementary schools, involving over 25,000 children.

Brazil
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Brasil

The program kicked off in 2018 with the support of the Secretariat of Education of Poços de Caldas and has already trained 800 professional educators in the state of Minas Gerais.

South Africa
South Africa

A project has been launched which aims to support physical activity in elementary schools in disadvantaged rural communities.

UK
UK

A project in partnership with EFL Trust together with 30 football clubs involved moving more than 78,000 children per year.

Italy
Italy

The method has become one of the educational tools, involving over 15,000 teachers in pre-schools and elementary schools.

India
India

Since 2022, the project is underway in 10 elementary schools in the city of Pune in partnership with Sportz Village.

Australia
Australia

4-year research project in partnership with Deakin University, the program was also open to a network of teachers in collaboration with Monash University.

Europe
Europe

The method has been included among the European best practices promoted by HEPAS 2020 (Healthy and Physically Active Schools in Europe).

DISCOVER A WORLD BEYOND GAMES

Explore the realm of initiatives carried out around the globe with esteemed partners like Costa, Neinver Group, and Save the Children.