The Child’s Developing Brain: How Movement Drives Pathways to the Brain


Join our guest, Dr. Jeff Feenstra, D.C., father of three children, six, four and two, in a discussion of what the body needs to grow, and what it does not need.

We will explore the importance of how movement drives the development of the frontal lobe of the brain, which allows the child to develop executive functions such as planning and the ability to inhibit inappropriate behavior. We will also examine primal movement, the fitness world’s newest discovery!

Dr. Jeff Feenstra, D.C.

Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed.


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Presented by:

  • Constance Dratz, M.S., Founder & Head of School, Yellowstone Montessori Academy
  • Edward Dratz, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University
  • Victoria Brailsford, M.Ed., Assistant Program Director, Age of Montessori

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2 Responses to The Child’s Developing Brain: How Movement Drives Pathways to the Brain

  1. Gail Bianco 2017/04/26 at 3:48 PM #

    I really enjoyed this video!! It was very informative and useful.

    • Emily 2017/04/26 at 8:36 PM #

      Thank you so much for the comment, Gail!

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