Brain boosting exercises to do with your kids Education

Brain boosting exercises to do with your kids We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about fun back to front brain-building exercises encouraging sensory-motor activities that help with receptive and expressive language so children can follow class instructions. Exercises also help sensory overload, meltdowns, attention, behavior, focus and fidgeting. Kids with sensory issues struggle with all types of textures, smells, and noises, especially when it...

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Hyptonia: Exercises to Help Your Baby with Low Muscle Tone Development

Hyptonia: Exercises to Help Your Baby with Low Muscle Tone A pediatric physical therapist from Dinosaur Physical Therapy helps us understand the importance of strengthening your baby’s muscle tone. A baby with Hyptonia (poor muscle tone) can struggle with other developmental milestones as they get older. Developing these muscles as babies and toddlers will greatly enhance their learning capability in the classroom as they get...

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Left-Brain Schools in a Right-Brain World: Lack of Play in Schools, Rise in Learning Delays Development

Left-Brain Schools in a Right-Brain World: Lack of Play in Schools, Rise in Learning Delays I need you to start by imagining the following scene: A paintbrush scratches across the canvas, staining deep blue waves in its wake. The scent of paint hangs thick in the air, coating the painter’s nose and lungs with its familiar chemicals. She reaches over her shoulder, grasping at an itch...

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Back to Front Brain Exercises for Comprehension, Sensory-Motor, Behavior, Attention Development

Back to Front Brain Exercises Essential for Comprehension, Attention and Behavior This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. As I meet with more and more parents on a daily basis about their child’s struggles in school to attend and focus, they are often surprised to find my recommendation is more movement. “The problem is to have my child sit still, not move more,” they...

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Zinc Deficiency: White Spots on a Child’s Nails May Show Signs of Learning Challenges Nutrition

Child with Zinc Deficiency may show signs of Learning Challenges Take a glance at your child’s fingernails, what do you see? Sometimes a person’s nails can identify a medical issue or problem that otherwise could be overlooked. Fingernails can tell us a great deal about what is going on internally in the body. Ridges and lines, peeling, discoloration, white spots and brittle nails are just...

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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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