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Movement for Multiples

Tamba used funding from the Welsh Lottery Fund to commission a ‘Movement for Multiples’ programme that would:

  • Address the known physical, personal, social and emotional development issues associated with twins, triplets or more

  • Review the anecdotal view that it is more difficult to provide movement and play opportunities for multiples

  • Devise a movement programme that will provide appropriate movement opportunities for children aged from 0 to 3 years using a method that enables parents to work with an individual child developing a close bond whilst keeping the other(s) safely occupied and letting them develop independence

The programme was developed by Professor Pat Preedy and Dr Celia O’Donovan by bringing together all of their research, training and experience. A movement for multiples programme has been developed that is a practical and fun method designed for children aged 0 to three years that aims to: 

  • Provide opportunities for parents to develop a close and trusting bond with each individual child

  • Provide opportunities for twins, triplets or more to develop identity and individuality

  • Provide opportunities for the multiples to develop their relationship with each other

  • Provide opportunities for twins, triplets or more to experience a range of movements to help to develop their motor and sensory systems requiring minimum equipment

  • Produce a practical resource (film and guidance) that is accessible via the Tamba website

  • Train Tamba volunteers to run workshops and to roll out the Movement for Multiples programme

By selecting the relevant age category in the boxes below, Tamba members can view the videos, non-members can see a text only version of the movements. If you would like to see the video but you're not a member, you can join today. 

Movements for 0 to 6 Months - Movement for MultiplesMovements for 6 to 12 Months - Movement for MultiplesMovements for 12 to 18 Months - Movement for MultiplesMovements for 18 months to 3 years old - Movement for Multiples

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Copyright © 2013 Preedy, O'Donovan, Tamba. Registration number: 284668184. The materials may be used by families and organisations provided they acknowledge the authors and Tamba. They must not be sold or re-presented in any way that does not fully acknowledge the authors and Tamba.


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