Tag: education activities


VISUAL MOTOR SKLLS: Develop Your Child’s Ocular and Visual Motor for Reading and Writing 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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FINE MOTOR: 15 Top Fine Motor Tools for Handwriting and Pencil Grip Fine Motor

Fine Motor: 15 Top Fine Motor Tools for Handwriting and Pencil Grip This article provides tools and resources to help your child develop their fine motor skills for handwriting and pencil grip. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. There are many children with or without learning challenges who struggle with fine motor development, pencil grip, handwriting, and strength in the hands, wrists and fingers....

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Scooter Boards for Vestibular Input: What to Add to Your Sensory Room Sensory

Scooter Boards for Vestibular Input: What to Add to Your Sensory Room This article contains information on the importance of scooter boards for vestibular and sensory integration. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. There is no doubt how much kids love scooters, especially those that come to our center. Scooters are great for motivating kids to be active and they provide great opportunities to...

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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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Special needs children: 5 ways to help their physical literacy flourish Physical Literacy

Special needs children: 5 ways to help their physical literacy flourish Guest Post Jennifer Pinarski Edmonton’s Amanda Ebert is an adapted physical activity consultant at University of Alberta’s Steadward Centre. Her best days at work are those in which she uncovers inaccuracies.“My favourite is when assumptions are challenged and proven wrong,” says Ebert. “These could be assumptions held by students, community leaders, parents, children, and...

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Why MAGNA TILES are good for Hand-eye Coordination, Problem Solving, Sensory Issues & Motor Planning Development

Magna-Tiles for Hand-eye Coordination, Problem Solving, Sensory Issues and Motor Planning This article discusses how Magna Tiles help children with hand-eye coordination, sensory issues and other learning aspects. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  When children come to our center, parents often ask what types of educational toys they can provide their children at home to further their learning development. We have so many wonderful...

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VESTIBULAR: Best Vestibular and Hand-Eye Coordination Tools for Sensory Integration Development

Vestibular Toys and Hand-eye Coordination Toys This article provides vestibular toys for better learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Providing your child with certain toys can help them learn. Many of these items can improve your child’s vestibular, gross motor skills, tactile, sensory, proprioception and hand-eye coordination. As we improve your child’s balance and coordination, focus and attention, visual system and core muscle with these...

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WEIGHTED LAP PADS: Why Weighted Lap Pads are used for Tactile Defensiveness and Sensory Integration Sensory

Why Weighted Lap Pads are used for Tactile Defensiveness and Sensory Integration This article provides information regarding the benefits of weighted lap pads for sensory integration. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  If you have a child with sensory issues or other learning challenges, they may benefit from using weighted items like weighted blankets and weighted lap pads for sensory integration, emotional grounding and...

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Math plus movement equals better learning for kids Education

Math plus movement equals better learning for kids Guest Post Jaime Neefs Instead of memorizing multiplication tables and languages the old fashioned way, CBC news reports that Dutch researchers have discovered that adding a little physical activity in the classroom can go a long way to improving math and spelling abilities. Activities as simple as running or jumping in place during repetition tasks helped students to achieve...

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