Kids-Move Introductory Course goes to Hong Kong

In mid-March of this year (2016) I was fortunate to travel to Hong Kong to introduce The Kids-Move Introductory Course in partnership with Frontier Teaching and Therapy Consultancy.
 Liz Jones-Twomey with Shan Shan from Frontier Teaching and Therapy Consultancy Limited
It was great to work with the 4 remarkable people pictured below, from left to right: Teddy, Shan Shan, me, Alice and Chasa. This amazing group had the vision to bring music, movement, and brain-based techniques to Hong Kong to help make learning easier for children. It was also fun sharing so many evenings enjoying Dim sum and tea!  
Kids-Move with Hong Kong partners
I first worked with 6 dynamite trainers who were open to exploring new ways to teach movement and integrate brain research into their work.  On Saturday March 19, 2016, we had a terrific one-day workshop learning, teaching, singing and playing with other participants. I was so impressed with how each participant took in the research and was open to playing the games (see pics below) designed to help integrate the 4 critical movement patterns: spinal movement, homologous movement, homolateral movement, and contralateral movement. I am excited to hear from the participants and learn how they have integrated the Kids-Move program.    

It was amazing to spend time visiting Kindergarten programs in Hong Kong! What surprised me the most was the lack of outdoor space – and by that I mean NONE or very little – that the children have to play in!  We are so fortunate in North America to have so much space to move around in. I was fascinated by how structured the kindergarten programs were and how well organized they have to be to make the best use of time and space. I am very excited about introducing our songs and games to their programs, to Nap time in Hong Kongmake the best of their movement opportunities. It will be exciting to see what the future brings – and what the possibility will be of doing more work with the amazing teachers and educators in Hong Kong!   

Until next time, cheers, 

 Liz Jones-Twomey 


Play and exercise integrated through music















Play and exercise integrated through music








Play and exercise integrated through music











Play and exercise integrated through music











Play and exercise integrated through music



















Play and exercise integrated through music

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