The Child Development Programme is an ideal
resource for nursery education
of children entering reception are concerned about the development of children's
gross and fine motor skills as well as lack of concentration. Including the Child
Development Programme in nursery education could help improve
In the past, children of nursery age would spend their time in activities such as
running and jumping. As well as nursery education they would interact with their
parents at home, e.g. playing in the garden, climbing frames, slides etc
Regrettably this does not happen so much so nursery education must be structured
to maximise child development. The Child Development Programme consists of structured
programmes, not only in motor but also in language, literacy and cognitive
All nursery age Children (aged 3 - 5) will benefit - the programme is suitable for the development of a child of any ability.
will love the 'toys and games'. The DVD guides parents and teachers through a series of
activities to work with their child.
Nursery-age children Using the Child Development Programme have made huge advances
their communication skills, thinking ability and learning.
Areas of Development
Nursery children can develop in the following different areas
Gross motor skills - running, jumping, hopping, skipping
Fine Motor skills - grasping a pen
Learning about Information processing
Improving Concentration - which helps learning generally
Additional education activities are available through this website (user area) to
help your child develop. These are graded for pre school children of all abilities.
We suggest you view the video, taken from the DVD supplied
with the programme, to get a feel at what we can offer your child and how your
child can learn from the toys. You
can select the video quality depending if you have a dial-up
or broadband connection.
About the Programme
The programme has been developed by Dr Madeleine
Portwood, who has been an Educational Psychologist for more than 20 years, specialising in
children in the 'Early Years'.
Her motor programme is used extensively and freely in schools
to assist children.
Children can now benefit from her experience in early years
education. Nursery education has never been more fun for your child.
How to buy the resource
The Child Development Programme, suitable for the Early Years
Foundation Stage i.e. pre school costs £34.99 + £10.00 postage
and packing in the UK. It is only available online. We will send the pack anywhere in the EU (prices
on the BUY NOW form. Discounts are
available for ordering packs of 12 (suitable for nurseries,
play groups or
other pre school learning establishments).