Crossing The Midline: Brain Development In Zumbini
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Crossing The Midline: Brain Development In Zumbini

Ok, more than likely if you have read a little bit about child development you may have come across this concept of crossing the midline. (Don’t worry if you haven’t gotten to that chapter yet, keep reading!) Why is this such an important concept but not a skill we actively work on like walking or...

Learning In My Own Way- How Little Ones Learn During Circle Time
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Learning In My Own Way- How Little Ones Learn During Circle Time

Ever notice that when the adults sit in a circle for an activity that’s the time the toddlers start running? It doesn’t matter if we’re reading a favorite book or singing the best song in the world, as a little person, this seems to be the best time to get up and run. But does...

The Effect of Repetition On Young Children’s Growth In Zumbini
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The Effect of Repetition On Young Children’s Growth In Zumbini

Ever notice how your little one loves doing some over and over again? Even if drives you crazy, they will ask for the same book to read, the same song to be played, or same game to be played again and again! When young children use repetition, they are learning and refining new skills their...

Additional Articles by Amanda
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Additional Articles by Amanda

Putting everything I want to share on (virtual) paper goes two ways for me. Either I’m completely stuck on how to begin or it’s like my fingers are flying on the keyboard cranked up on coffee! Sometimes I just want to keep sharing about music and movement with young children or prenatal/postnatal fitness, other times...

Play With Your Food To Build Pre-Writing Skills!
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Play With Your Food To Build Pre-Writing Skills!

Did you ever think you would encourage your little one to play with their food? What if it would help to build their pre-writing skills? Play on and eat up little one! What Are Pre-Writing Skills? Pre-writing skills are the fundamentals young children need to master in order to complete more advanced writing tasks. Between...

Again again again! How Repetition Helps Development!
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Again again again! How Repetition Helps Development!

How many times have you read your little one’s favorite book? Sang their favorite song? Played the same game over and over? It can drive us big kids crazy, but they still want more! Why? Here’s some info on how repetition helps development! Repetition is key to learning and mastering anything. Any new skill, (learning...

Sing With Me Baby!
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Sing With Me Baby!

You love singing and dancing with your little one in Zumbini® class, but did you know about all of the learning going on too? Are you familiar with the stages of musical development and what developmentally appropriate musical expectation looks like at each age? Most people aren’t as familiar with this topic! We are much more...