Tag: balance


Retained TLR: Without the Right Balance and Coordination, Learning Falls into a “Slump” Primitive Reflexes

Retained TLR: Without the Right Balance and Coordination, Learning Falls into a “Slump” This article provides helpful information about a retained TLR and how it impacts a child’s balance and learning ability. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Balance and coordination are two areas of physical development in children that are often overlooked. These areas of development are typically discounted because, for most children,...

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MAT EXERCISES: Brain-Building Animal Exercises for Gross Motor and Higher Learning Motor Skills

Mat Exercises: Brain-Building Animal Exercises for Gross Motor Development and Higher Learning This article provides helpful mat exercises to build the brain for higher learning concepts in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  As children become more exposed to activities that further develop their gross motor skills, they are more prepared for higher learning concepts in the classroom. Children need these types...

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What is a Retained Spinal Galant and Why Does it Make my Child Wiggle and Squirm in the Classroom? Primitive Reflexes

Spinal Galant: What is a Retained Spinal Galant and Why Does it Make my Child Wiggle and Squirm? This article provides important information about a retained spinal Galant reflex and how it affects a child’s attention and focus in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Deep inside the womb, the twenty week old fetus shows signs of an emerging primitive reflex called...

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BALANCE AND COORDINATION ACTIVITIES to Improve Vestibular, Attention and Sensory Integration Motor Skills

Balance and Coordination Activities to Help Kids Attend and Focus on Academic Tasks This article provides helpful information for children who need balance and coordination activities for better attention and focus in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Developing balance and coordination begins almost at birth. As babies develop, they learn to lift their head, roll over and scoot across the floor. Eventually, when...

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Vestibule Disfunction: Why Poor Hearing Development Affects Your Child’s Vestibular, Balance, Speech and Language Auditory Processing

Vestibule Disfunction: Why Poor Hearing Development Affects Your Child’s Vestibular, Balance, Speech and Language This article provides helpful information about how your child’s vestibule cochlea could affect your child’s hearing, processing and auditory system for higher learning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Hearing is like a complicated game of telephone and when every part of the ear is not in sync, problems arise...

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WHY BALANCE? How Kids get “Lost in the System” Without Mastery of Balance and Coordination Motor Skills

Balance and Coordination: Why Kids get “Lost in the System” Without Mastery of Balance and Coordination This article provides helpful information and activities for improving balance and coordination in children. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As we educate more parents and teachers about the benefits of balance and coordination activities, it becomes progressively apparent how physical skills support academic learning, behavior, and attention...

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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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Why Balance? How Does it Facilitate Attention, Focus, and Higher Learning? Vestibular

Why Balance? How Does it Facilitate Attention, Focus, and Higher Learning? This article provides helpful information regarding the importance of balance and how it correlates with learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. The first sensory system to fully develop in your child is the vestibular system when they are approximately five months old. This system controls our sense of balance...

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GRAVITATIONAL INSECURITY: Creates Fight or Flight Response and Sensory Defensiveness Vestibular

Gravitational Insecurity: Creates Fight or Flight Response and Sensory Defensiveness This article provides helpful information about gravitational insecurity and how it affects your child’s learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Abby waits in line with her classmates to get a drink of water. She is lightly touched on her back by the person behind her as she waits for her...

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POSTURAL CONTROL: When Core Stability is Compromised, Your Child’s Learning is No Longer Automatic 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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