Barbara Murphy, PhD
Jul 2024

Why Movement Matters for Holistic Child Development and Wellbeing

Barbara Murphy, PhD

Discover the Secret to Unlocking Your Child’s Full Potential

Have you ever noticed how active children are? Maria Montessori certainly did. She saw movement not just as a natural part of childhood, but as a core aspect of how children grow and learn. That’s why, in Montessori education, physical activity takes center stage. From walking to handling objects, every action in the prepared environment serves a purpose, promoting both physical and cognitive development.

In today’s age of screens and sedentary lifestyles, it’s more crucial than ever to integrate movement into every child’s learning experience. But why is movement so essential? Let’s explore this together!

Join us for an enlightening session with Barbara Murphy, founder of Montessori Wellness, as she delves into the transformative power of movement.

In this talk, we will explore Dr. Montessori’s views on movement and why children need to:

By embracing movement the Montessori way, you can help your child thrive and reach their full potential. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and practical tips on incorporating more and better movement into your child’s daily life.

Event Format

The LiveTalk will commence with a 30-40-minute introduction to some basic concepts, equipping you with the context and tools to make the most of the Q&A session that follows for another 30-40 minutes.

Register for free


July 14, 2024


noon EDT / 11am CDT / 6pm CET (Prague)


Online on ZOOM
Barbara Murphy, PhD

Passionate about education, Barbara holds a PhD from Northwestern University and a Montessori certificate from CGMS. As the mother of two while living in Italy, she fell in love with the Montessori philosophy. Now the founder of Montessori Wellness, Barbara is on a mission to support wellness in Montessori.


Lucie Brixí Tamášová is first of all a mother of three (+two) children. She has made a significant impact through her NGO, Centrum Dialog, which provides education to underprivileged children in Kenya and Guinea. She is also the owner of, a shop specializing in Montessori materials and didactical toys. Lucie’s passion for empowering children extends beyond her NGO work; she is the founder of the Childhood Potential Conference and Montessori Parenting courses. As a fervent Montessori enthusiast, Lucie is committed to connecting people and ensuring the Montessori message reaches a global audience by bringing the best speakers to her events. Her work reflects a profound dedication to creating a brighter future for children across the globe.