Welcome to Wired for Movement!

Founded by Monty Olding in Bedfordshire, England, Wired for Movement is a groundbreaking school-based holistic movement program designed to revolutionise physical education in schools. The captivating content and user-friendly technology empowers schools to provide innovative, research-driven games and activities brimming with physical challenges, creativity, and enjoyment. Each lesson fosters sensory integration, physical skill development, and instils confidence in children's abilities and themselves.
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Welcome to Wired for Movement!

Founded by Monty Olding in Bedfordshire, England, Wired for Movement is a groundbreaking school-based holistic movement program designed to revolutionise physical education in schools. The captivating content and user-friendly technology empowers schools to provide innovative, research-driven games and activities brimming with physical challenges, creativity, and enjoyment. Each lesson fosters sensory integration, physical skill development, and instils confidence in children's abilities and themselves.

Meet Monty!

Well, meeting a much younger cartoon version of Monty! Find out how this toolkit of wonders can improve not just children’s physical skills, but their emotional, behavioural and personal development.

Embrace the Movement Revolution

Global studies consistently reveal a concerning trend of children struggling to achieve age-appropriate physical, social, emotional, and communication milestones. It has become evident that relying solely on traditional PE lessons, sports coaching, or Fundamental Movement Skills is insufficient to help children reach age-related targets. The need for a fun, enjoyable, and childcentred multi-sensory movement program that engages the whole child and stimulates the entire brain has never been more crucial.

Too many teachers may feel inadequately trained to deliver purposeful and effective physical education lessons. However, you don't need to be a specialist or a highly qualified teacher to help pupils enjoy exceptional PE lessons. Wired for Movement is designed for everyone to succeed. All resources are easily accessible in the Hub and instantly available. Our Database of Games provides guidance, and ready-to-use lesson plans simplify the whole process. Each game is designed with clarity in mind, featuring straightforward instructions on every page, so that even a parent could use them at a children's party.
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Whether you're trained in physical education, special educational needs, movement therapy, or a non-qualified staff member, Wired for Movement enables everyone to deliver exceptional lessons. I believe Physical Education holds the potential to enact the most profound and wide-reaching change in children's lives. Together, we can ensure that every child achieves the results they deserve.
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How it all started

Discovering the Power of Movement Science

My fascination with movement science began in 1998 when I watched a documentary showcasing the profound impact of specialised physical exercises on children with developmental coordination disorder (formerly known as dyspraxia). The exercises improved their academic abilities, social skills, and behaviour. As a PE specialist, I was ashamed of my own lack of knowledge, while captivated by the far-reaching influence of physical movement on learning and life.

Transforming Lives Through Movement

Securing funding for courses in movement intervention strategies allowed me to conduct research in numerous schools. I observed incredible progress in children with hyperactivity disorder, autism, or dyspraxia, as they significantly improved in coordination, balance, attention, time-on-task, and experienced reduced hyperactivity. This journey fuelled my passion to know more about movement as a powerful tool to transform lives.

From Theory to Practice

In time, I transitioned from teaching to working as a firefighter and operating a private clinic, where I incorporated various specialist movement approaches. I explored new discoveries in auditory stimulation, biofeedback, behavioural optometry, acupressure, and kinesiology systems to assist parents in helping their children enjoy learning, achieve academic potential, reduce stress and anxiety, and address the root causes of challenging behavioural habits. Eventually, I expanded this work to schools and trained educators across the UK.

Reaching out to the Wider Audience

In 2010, after amassing extensive research and experience, I published nine resource books focused on physical, sensory, and emotional development for use in PE classes in schools. These materials gained some success in the UK and sold in countries like France, Finland, Australia, the USA, Mongolia, and New Zealand. The response from teachers was overwhelmingly positive.

New Frontiers of Understanding

Over the years, advancements in brain research, human performance, psychophysiology, and other fields have deepened our understanding of the human experience. My ongoing mission is to bring jewels from this ocean of knowledge to be used on the shore by teachers and staff who interact with children daily. I aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice, making the experience enjoyable for children and easy to deliver for educators, all while acknowledging the immense time constraints faced by schools.

Embracing the Digital Age

In 2021 I decided to take my work away from the traditional book publication format and bring it into the more accessible online way of working. Now it’s available as a web-based subscription model it makes everything accessible to everyone, wherever in the world they are. Wired for Movement is the culmination of over twenty years of working, it is not static, it moves with the needs of the time to provide children with the resources they need.

Monty Olding

How it all started

This is Monty

Monty Olding

Discovering the Power of Movement Science

My fascination with movement science began in 1998 when I watched a documentary showcasing the profound impact of specialised physical exercises on children with developmental coordination disorder (formerly known as dyspraxia). The exercises improved their academic abilities, social skills, and behaviour. As a PE specialist, I was ashamed of my own lack of knowledge, while captivated by the far-reaching influence of physical movement on learning and life.

Transforming Lives Through Movement

Securing funding for courses in movement intervention strategies allowed me to conduct research in numerous schools. I observed incredible progress in children with hyperactivity disorder, autism, or dyspraxia, as they significantly improved in coordination, balance, attention, time-on-task, and experienced reduced hyperactivity. This journey fuelled my passion to know more about movement as a powerful tool to transform lives.

From Theory to Practice

In time, I transitioned from teaching to working as a firefighter and operating a private clinic, where I incorporated various specialist movement approaches. I explored new discoveries in auditory stimulation, biofeedback, behavioural optometry, acupressure, and kinesiology systems to assist parents in helping their children enjoy learning, achieve academic potential, reduce stress and anxiety, and address the root causes of challenging behavioural habits. Eventually, I expanded this work to schools and trained educators across the UK.

Reaching out to the Wider Audience

In 2010, after amassing extensive research and experience, I published nine resource books focused on physical, sensory, and emotional development for use in PE classes in schools. These materials gained some success in the UK and sold in countries like France, Finland, Australia, the USA, Mongolia, and New Zealand. The response from teachers was overwhelmingly positive.

New Frontiers of Understanding

Over the years, advancements in brain research, human performance, psychophysiology, and other fields have deepened our understanding of the human experience. My ongoing mission is to bring jewels from this ocean of knowledge to be used on the shore by teachers and staff who interact with children daily. I aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice, making the experience enjoyable for children and easy to deliver for educators, all while acknowledging the immense time constraints faced by schools.

Embracing the Digital Age

In 2021 I decided to take my work away from the traditional book publication format and bring it into the more accessible online way of working. Now it’s available as a web-based subscription model it makes everything accessible to everyone, wherever in the world they are. Wired for Movement is the culmination of over twenty years of working, it is not static, it moves with the needs of the time to provide children with the resources they need.

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Wired For Movement

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A super-fast enhancement to your current physical education provision with inclusive games, exercises and techniques shown to increase physical skill and improve children’s all round development.

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Start the programme immediately with full access to all features in the WfM Hub including the full library of games, ready-made 6 week plans, individual assessment and personal movement plans.

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Up-skill all staff with the expanding library of supportive information and free monthly online training, guidance on each game and supporting information on each plan.

Boosting Physical Skills through Sensory Integration

Sensory integration is based on the idea that through repetitive, purposeful sensory experiences, the brain can learn to adapt to sensory information. Positive sensory play is thus a valuable tool for promoting cognitive, motor, social, and emotional development in children by addressing sensory processing difficulties and promoting better cognitive, motor, social, and emotional functioning.

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Creativity, Play, Movement – Valuing the Human Experience

Play provides opportunities for children to explore, problem-solve, and engage in imaginative and creative thinking. Good play encourages communication skills, cooperation and collaboration, empathy and understanding. Creative physical play should be considered as an intelligence as valuable as any other academic intelligence.

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Enhancing Motor-Sensory Integration

Boosting motor-sensory integration can be achieved with repetition, reward systems, variety in exercises, and visualisation techniques. When these strategies are woven into physical education routines, they can effectively train the nervous system to better integrate motor and sensory movements, thereby enhancing movement efficiency and effectiveness.

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Enhancing a Child’s Quality of Life with Positive Emotions

Neuroscientist Dr. Candace Pert’s work, ‘The Molecules of Emotion’, suggests that our physical and emotional health can be greatly improved by fostering positive emotions. Techniques like meditation, visualisation, and positive thinking can facilitate this enhancement, providing a practical way to boost overall wellbeing.

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Learning is Not All in Your Head – Smart Movements to improve Smart Thinking

Physical play is an important part of physical development for both younger and older children. Physical play helps children develop strength, coordination, balance, and other important physical skills as they grow and develop. The changes in their physiology not only make physical skills easier, but they also help improve cognitive function.

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Multi-sensory Learning – Connecting to Every child

The brain’s learning process involves sensory systems and individual dominance patterns, established from infancy, affecting how we process sensory information. Dominance patterns, such as hand, eye, ear, foot, and brain hemisphere preferences, are crucial in quick decision-making, especially under stress. A learning environment that supports students physically, emotionally, and intellectually can engage both brain hemispheres and enhance learning.

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Releasing Stress through Body-Centred Play

Distressing experiences can trap the nervous system in states of hyperarousal or hypoarousal, causing various physical and psychological symptoms. This can disrupt a child’s daily life. Body-centred exercises, performed in a safe environment, can help children release tension and reconnect with their bodies, promoting balance and overall wellbeing.

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The Primitive and Postural Reflexes

Primitive and postural reflexes are vital for a child’s survival and development. Sometimes, these reflexes persist beyond the usual developmental phase, potentially hindering motor, sensory, and cognitive growth. Repeating specific movements can integrate these reflexes. Implementing these movements in PE can enhance children’s mastery of gross and fine motor skills, balance, coordination, cognitive abilities, and self-regulation.

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Transforming Stress States to Calm States with HRV

Heart Rate Variability (HRV), the variation in time between heartbeats, signifies general health and a robust autonomic nervous system. Lower HRV indicates stress. Techniques to boost HRV include specific breathing rhythms, positive reflections, relaxation, and encouragement. Implementing these can enhance children’s stress management, mental sharpness, sleep, and overall physical health.

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Elementary School Teacher

Boston, USA

As a Phys Ed. teacher and school leader, I must say that the program, especially the games, has truly transformed our lessons. The ease of implementing the provided lesson plans has been a pleasant experience for our staff. Not only that, but the children are genuinely enthusiastic about their Physical Education classes. While it’s too early to assess specific student outcomes, I wanted to express our immense satisfaction with the available resources. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the positive impact they will have on our students’ progress.

Primary School Teacher

Penarth, Wales

It’s rare to come across a resource that perfectly aligns with our needs. However, after our PE coordinator invested in your program, we were overjoyed to discover that it exceeded our expectations. The material presented is excellent, striking the ideal balance between informative and engaging. Our children thoroughly enjoy their PE lessons, and that is truly a testament to the quality of your program. We sincerely appreciate your efforts in creating such a fantastic resource. Thank you!

Lower School PE Coordinator

Bedfordshire, England

The program has been a great source of fun and enjoyment. It is so easy to follow and deliver to the children. Our lessons have become more enjoyable and exciting, as the games create an active and fun atmosphere. What sets this program apart is its ability to make movement fun while still maintaining a clear theoretical basis. Thank you.

Primary School SENCO

Buckinghamshire, England

I wanted to share my feedback on the Chooser Chart assessment and reports. They have been an absolute game-changer in helping me support teachers and parents. So far the reports have provided such a clear programme of exercises and strategies on how to develop coordination, muscle tone and balance – Each time a parent got their report it was like a lightbulb moment for both of us! And what’s even better is that the movement strategies recommended in the reports are super easy to implement. I can already tell that they’re going to make a massive difference in our future lessons. I couldn’t be happier with the Chooser Chart assessment and reports.

Primary School Teacher

Buckinghamshire, England

Very informative and stimulating programme. There are lots of games that support different styles of learning and can be enjoyed by all children throughout our school.

Special Education School PE Coordinator

Reading, England

Very clear and well presented resource. This is a bright, lively, knowledgeable and informative programme. It offers a unique advantage over other programmes by making access to typically complex concepts, such as sensory or physical integration. The hub’s filter allows you to focus on specific areas, and the lesson plans and individual plans have been simplified to make everything easy to understand. This is such good value for money.

Elementary School Teacher

Boston, USA

As a Phys Ed. teacher and school leader, I must say that the program, especially the games, has truly transformed our lessons. The ease of implementing the provided lesson plans has been a pleasant experience for our staff. Not only that, but the children are genuinely enthusiastic about their Physical Education classes. While it’s too early to assess specific student outcomes, I wanted to express our immense satisfaction with the available resources. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the positive impact they will have on our students’ progress.

Primary School Teacher

Penarth, Wales

It’s rare to come across a resource that perfectly aligns with our needs. However, after our PE coordinator invested in your program, we were overjoyed to discover that it exceeded our expectations. The material presented is excellent, striking the ideal balance between informative and engaging. Our children thoroughly enjoy their PE lessons, and that is truly a testament to the quality of your program. We sincerely appreciate your efforts in creating such a fantastic resource. Thank you!

Lower School PE Coordinator

Bedfordshire, England

The program has been a great source of fun and enjoyment. It is so easy to follow and deliver to the children. Our lessons have become more enjoyable and exciting, as the games create an active and fun atmosphere. What sets this program apart is its ability to make movement fun while still maintaining a clear theoretical basis. Thank you.

Primary School SENCO

Buckinghamshire, England

I wanted to share my feedback on the Chooser Chart assessment and reports. They have been an absolute game-changer in helping me support teachers and parents. So far the reports have provided such a clear programme of exercises and strategies on how to develop coordination, muscle tone and balance – Each time a parent got their report it was like a lightbulb moment for both of us! And what’s even better is that the movement strategies recommended in the reports are super easy to implement. I can already tell that they’re going to make a massive difference in our future lessons. I couldn’t be happier with the Chooser Chart assessment and reports.

Primary School Teacher

Buckinghamshire, England

Very informative and stimulating programme. There are lots of games that support different styles of learning and can be enjoyed by all children throughout our school.

Special Education School PE Coordinator

Reading, England

Very clear and well presented resource. This is a bright, lively, knowledgeable and informative programme. It offers a unique advantage over other programmes by making access to typically complex concepts, such as sensory or physical integration. The hub’s filter allows you to focus on specific areas, and the lesson plans and individual plans have been simplified to make everything easy to understand. This is such good value for money.

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