Physical literacy checklist: 6-9 years Development

Physical literacy checklist: 6-9 years Guest Blog Post Jim Grove These are some basic sport skills that your child should be learning, and mastering. These contribute to your child becoming physically literate. 1. Striking sports Striking is the act of hitting an object – such as a ball – with either your hand or a tool – such as a racquet, bat, or stick. As...

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Dr. A. Jean Ayers – Sensory Integration and the Child Sensory

Sensory Integration and the Child This article contains affiliate links for your convenience. Sensory Integration and the Child, written by Dr. A. Jean Ayers, is one of the best resources written for parents, teachers and therapists explaining sensory integration and how to recognize the signs and symptoms in children. It provides helpful tips, checklists, question-and-answer sections as well as parent resources. Dr. Ayres began to develop...

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Doctor attributes the Superman to Preventing Developmental Delays Development

Prone and Supine Exercises: Doctor attributes Superman to Preventing Developmental Delays This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Does playing Superman really improve school and behavioral performance? The answer is yes, kind of. Running around in a cape and pretending to have laser vision won’t necessarily start raking in the A’s, but a nifty little exercise nicknamed The Superman can make a world of...

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Why New Year’s Increases Child Anxiety in Anxious Kids Parenting

Why New Year’s Increases Child Anxiety in Anxious Kids Holidays are generally difficult for adults and children that have any type of anxiety disorder. New Year’s is no exception. Depending on the type of anxiety that a child suffers from, anything from social parties, to food, to going back to school can trigger serious anxiety. This can include meltdowns, physical symptoms and panic attacks. Sometimes,...

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North Shore Pediatric Provides Resource for Sensory Processing Disorders Sensory

North Shore Pediatric Provides Resource for Sensory Processing Disorders The North Shore Pediatric Therapy center has provided us with a great resource and infographic to help parents, teachers, families and Occupational Therapists understand Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD). It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms in children and how it impacts learning in the classroom. Sensory Processing Disorder Infographic  North Shore Pediatric Therapy: North Shore Pediatric...

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Elf on the Shelf: Sensory Taste, Smell and Sight Activities Sensory

Elf on the Shelf: Sensory Taste, Smell and Sight Activities Last week we had so much fun playing and learning with our little elf doing many tactile activities. My kids keep pulling out the pasta and shaving cream to try the activities all over again. Both seem to be the popular entertainments of the week. That is why this week we are focusing on additional...

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Object Play: Does Research Show Your Child’s Playing Habits May Disrupt Learning? Development

Object Play: Are Your Child’s Playing Habits Disrupting Learning? This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. We see our kids play with their toys every day. They play with everything from video games down to those cardboard boxes you keep meaning to take out to the recycling bin. But what if I told you that not all play is created equal. I’m sure we’ve...

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Sensory

Easing the symptoms of Sensory Processing Delay WSFA Channel 12 publishes article by Charisse Gibson regarding signs and symptoms of a Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) in children. Information parents can share with family and friends about how your child’s diagnosis is real and what intervention can help. To read the full article, click here. Written by Charisse Gibson WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news. SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Sensory Processing Disorder is...

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Physical literacy checklist: 4-6 years Development

Physical literacy checklist: 4-6 years Guest Blog Post Jim Grove These are some basic fundamental movement skills that your preschool child should be learning, and mastering. These contribute to your child becoming physically literate. 1. Running By age four, your child should be running with confidence. You want to make sure she continues to run and to develop her strength and balance, as running is...

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Elf On The Shelf Sensory Series: Touch and Tactile Activities Sensory

Elf On The Shelf Sensory Series: Touch and Tactile Activities This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. What has your elf been up to this year? Our little helper has been having tons of fun with our kids and students working their gross motor and fine motor skills. It is such a magical time of year. I look forward (most of the time) to...

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