Elementary school teachers, high school teachers, university students, faculty, and community members gathered together in the Fairfield University Bookstore to talk with Jill Mays on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. The event was sponsored by the Fairfield chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. Jill is an occupational therapist and author of the book, Your Child’s Motor Development Story: Understanding and Enhancing Development from Birth to Their First Sport. Jill’s presentation was engaging to all members of the wide audience. She shared stories from some of the many children with whom she has worked. The main take-home message was…move! Whether you’re a baby crawling, a child jumping on an exercise trampoline, a highschooler playing basketball, or an adult playing tennis, your movement is helping more than physical strength. Sometimes we need to wiggle our body, feel the interesting toy, or go play outside. Sensory motor development influences competence in sports, classroom performance, and life activities! For more information, visit www.themotorstory.com or contact Dr. Jen Goldberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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