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Core Muscle: Toys for Building Posture, Core Muscle, Motor Skills and Balance Development

Core Muscle: Toys for Building Posture, Core Muscle, Motor Skills and Balance Providing your child with toys to build and strengthen their core muscle can help your child’s learning in the classroom. Kids who lay on their desk, have poor posture and struggle to copy notes from the chalkboard sometimes have trouble with core muscle strength. Some children even struggle with retained primitive reflexes that can...

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Areas of Attention: Is My Child Developmentally Ready for Sustained Attention, Focus and Multitasking Development

5 Areas of Attention: Is My Child Developmentally Ready for Sustained Attention, Focus and Multitasking This article provides helpful information regarding the 5 areas of attention. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. A group of six-year-olds sit down during circle time to listen to their teacher read them a story. After 10 minutes, a majority of the kids are fidgeting, whispering to their neighbor,...

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Bilateral Integration: Stages of Bilateral Integration for Reading, Tracking, Writing and Crossing the Midline Development

Bilateral Integration: Stages of Bilateral Integration for Reading, Tracking, Writing and Crossing the Midline This article provides helpful information for developing your child’s bilateral integration. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As your child grows from a toddler to a small child, it’s fun to watch them reach developmental milestones that prepare them for learning. One of those developmental milestones your child begins to...

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Postural Control: When Core Stability is Compromised, Your Child’s Learning is No Longer on Autopilot Development

Postural Control: When Core Stability is Compromised, Your Child’s Learning is No Longer on Autopilot This article provides helpful information regarding postural control. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Human autopilot is an idea I talk about all the time. I’m usually cursing it because I was on autopilot when I set my keys down so I have no idea where they are. Autopilot...

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Limbic System: Your Child’s On/Off Switch for Emotional Grounding, Fight or Flight and Meltdowns Development

Limbic System: Your Child’s On/Off Switch for Emotional Grounding, Fight or Flight and Meltdowns This article provides helpful information regarding how the limbic system can affect your child’s emotional grounding and learning ability. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many systems in the child’s body deal with emotions and the sometimes complex psychological response that they initiate. Two brain systems, however, share the important...

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Ocular Motor: Best Ocular Motor Development Toys for Reading and Handwriting Development

Ocular Motor: Best Ocular Motor Development Toys for Reading and Handwriting This article provides recommendations for activities and toys that help a child’s ocular motor skills and visual planning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Developing your child’s ocular motor skills and visual tracking is critical for their reading and writing development. It could make a difference as your child begins to learn their letters...

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No Rules Recess: School Encourages “Dangerous” Free Play for Better Attention and Emotional Grounding Development

No Rules Recess: School Encourages “Dangerous” Free Play for Better Attention and Emotional Grounding Today, many schools can only dream about student improvements in concentration and better attention, decreased bullying incidents, increased self-confidence and tons of movement to train the brain and burn off energy. However, one school in New Zealand and also in Finland is seeing these exact results with longer recess periods and more...

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Cerebellum: Signs of Motor Planning Delays if Your Child has an Underdeveloped Cerebellum Development

Cerebellum: Signs of Motor Planning Delays if Your Child has an Underdeveloped Cerebellum This article contains information regarding developmental delays for children with underdeveloped cerebellum brain functions. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. One of the struggles with learning delays and difficulties is that brains are so complex. There are a multitude of parts and they all have to work properly and then communicate...

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Bilateral Coordination: Why Bilateral Coordination Delays can Lead to trouble in the Classroom Development

Bilateral Coordination: Why Bilateral Coordination Delays can Lead to trouble in the Classroom This article provides information on how to help your child with bilateral coordination. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. How long has it been since you thought about how both sides of your body work together? Do you remember the first time you tried to rub your belly and pat your...

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Head Righting Reflex Delays Cause Poor Visual Skills for Reading and Vestibular Issues for Attention Development

Head Righting Reflex Delays Cause Poor Visual Skills for Reading and Vestibular Issues for Attention This article contains information regarding head righting reflexes. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Balance and posture control over the pull of gravity is critical for every person’s life. This process begins before birth and continues as the natural reflexes emerge in an infant’s body. Postural reflexes start to...

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