Motor abilities are one of the key factors for school readiness, while the health and scholastic achievement of children have a strong relationship with physical activity patterns.  Research also proved that movement increases the number of brain connections and that it contributes to the eventual structure of the brain.  Motor development is therefore regarded by most professionals as the foundation of total development in children as it affects all other facets of their development and impacts their total well-being. Thus, ALL children should be physically active!
 
Physical activity:
 
  increases oxygen and blood supply to the brain and thus aids in concentration and learning ability
  improves sleep, mental health & mood
  reduces risk for diabetes, certain cancers & obesity
  increases general health & longevity
  improves strength, posture & muscle tone
 
Kinderkineticists are further trained to recognize and address the unique needs of children according to their individual development.  They are also qualified to know what the underlying cause may be to certain difficulties that a child may experience.  Another benefit of having an in-house Kinderkineticist on a school's premises, is the fact that Kinderkineticists from Kwanda Kinetics can assist in the formal diagnosis of a child by providing information to the health/education/medical team about the child’s development when it comes to:
 
  neuro-motor skills,
  social and play skills,
  sensory functioning,
  attention and behaviour
 
Observations of the child’s behaviour and participation during the classes or assessments may also reveal “restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour”, for instance. In addition, Kinderkineticists are ideally placed to observe and assess specifically for “delays or abnormal functioning” with regards to neuro-motor development.
 
 
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