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CertifiedEducation quality
03/2020
MoovKids

MoovKids

Moovkids Oy
Physical Education and Development
MoovKids is a resource platform for PE for early learning and special education.

MoovKids is an online movement program focusing on the physical development of children ages 3 to 8 years and those with special needs. Offering a skill-focused structured curriculum and an activity video resource providing both adult and child instructional voice-overs, parents, teachers and children will enjoy watching, learning and practicing the fun innovative movement activities. This professional and inspiring program supports the development of the fundamental movement skills as well as enriching a teacher's knowledge as to the value of doing each activity well and often. Required equipment: Balls, beanbags, ropes and hoops.

Age groups 
Preschool
Elementary
Middle school
Languages 
English
Platform 
Desktop Windows
Desktop Mac
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Registration 
Required
Offline play 
Internet required
Pictures
Videos
Pedagogy
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
The solution gives the teacher complete freedom to lead their lessons on how they see fit. There is a clear focus on what and how to practice and what the objective is. The videos are clear and the dual format, child/teacher guidance is a great dimension allowing for versatile use.It is up to the teacher to interpret the activities how they like. For example, they could incorporate elements of other curricula (like drama, for instance) into the activities.
Rehearse
Construct
The activities are fun and accessible for all kids of all genders and creeds. The solution offers a progression of difficulty, as well as difficulty within each activity. This means that teachers can start teaching very basic movements (like ducking, hopping, etc.) in isolation, and then do the activity (duck to dodge a rope) which keeps it interesting and challenging for the children. The program gives a good outline for objectives, and teachers are encouraged to give positive feedback.
Linear
Non-linear/Creative
he teacher is free to explore and use the content as they see fit. There is no need to unlock content, it is all there from day 1. They can explore it with their class in any order. Special needs are well addressed so it is possible to differentiate the activities according to your class.
Individual
Collaborative
The solution allows for children to progress individually via observed task. Students can act autonomously, but only within the confines of each activity. Children are encouraged to collaborate on certain tasks. Also, teachers have the opportunity to take on skills to teach to use the pre-curated visual guidance available, allowing for better end quality and correct postures and alignments in movement skills and body form etc.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Provides many novel physical activites that most children will enjoy and look forward to doing. There is a lot to choose from and the teacher is completely free to combine activities how they like.
Clear, appropriate, and well-produced demonstration videos are provided for both teachers/parents and children.
Lots of extra information on each activity is provided: skill progressions, safety, and pedagogical information is provided for every activity which can be used to search for and filter activities.
A professional and inspiring program focused in movement skills. The amazing video collection with educator and kid versions is truly designed to help anyone master the fundamental movement skills!

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

engage in increasingly complex sensorymotor skills and movement patterns
combine gross and fine motor movement and balance to achieve increasingly complex patterns of activity including dance, creative movement and drama
demonstrate spatial awareness and orient themselves, moving around and through their environments confidently and safely
manipulate equipment and manage tools with increasing competence and skill
use their sensory capabilities and dispositions with increasing integration, skill and purpose to explore and respond to their world
Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
Demonstrates appropriate body awareness when moving in different spaces.
Exhibits appropriate body movements when carrying out a task.
Manipulates small objects with ease (fits objects into holes, strings wooden beads, stacks mini blocks, uses geo boards, etc.).
Demonstrates awareness of spatial boundaries and the ability to work within them.
Displays an upright posture when standing or seated.
Maintains balance during sitting, standing, and movement activities.
Runs, jumps, walks in a straight line, and hops on one foot.
Climbs stairs using alternating feet.
Navigates age appropriate playground equipment.
Participates in a series of large motor movements or activities such as, dancing, follow the leader, or Simon Says.
Participates in activities to promote balance and flexibility.
Explores, practices, and performs skill sets: throwing, pushing, pulling, catching, balancing, etc.
Engages in large motor activities (e.g., marching, hopping, running, jumping, dancing) in increasingly longer periods of time as skill and endurance develops.
Participates in activities designed to strengthen major muscle groups.
show enthusiasm for participating in physical play and negotiate play spaces to ensure the safety and wellbeing of themselves and others

Soft skills learning goals

Learning to face failures and disappointments
Practicing to take care of one's own and other people’s safety
Practicing to take care of own and other people’s safety
Practicing to notice causal connections
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Practicing to work with others
Learning to understand the meaning of rules, contracts and trust
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Learning to notice causal connections
Practicing persistent working
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Practicing communication through different channels
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to improvise
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
Practicing fine motor skills
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practising visual recognition
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Practicing to take care of one's own wellbeing and health
Practicing memorizing skills
Practicing creative thinking
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Practicing to look things from different perspectives

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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