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Early years cognitive development is linked to physical activity

In the same way that birds fly, fish swim and animals move, toddlers are designed to toddle. The joy on their faces, from the first steps a child takes, shows that they are indulging in the potential of their freedom of movement (albeit stumbling and tumbling at first). The abilities of biomechanical self-propulsion are a …

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Building confidence during the Imprint Years

There have been a wide variety of studies and published psychologists’ opinions around the effects of early conditioning on young children – particularly when it comes to likes and dislikes, belief systems, and personality traits and characteristics. Some say the most impressionable times are 3-11 years old, others claim that 2-6 years old is the …

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How do great teachers bring out the best in their pupils?

Often when you hear world class athletes talk about their inspirations and influences they will cite a youth leader, a teacher from primary school or someone who ran their local sports club. We refer to our ‘formative years’ as such because things that happen at an early age can easily determine the direction of the …

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