Tag: fine motor activities


Tummy Time: Brain-Building Exercises for the Baby that Hates Tummy Time Development

Tummy Time: Brain-Building Exercises for the Baby that Hates Tummy Time This article provides helpful tummy time exercises for babies that hate to be in the prone position. Affiliate links and free printables are included for your convenience. It’s not uncommon for babies to hate tummy time. Many parents think because their baby cries or fusses when they try to lay their baby on the...

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Anxious Child: Toys for Anxious Children, Self-Regulation and Emotional Grounding Emotional Grounding

Anxious Child: Toys for Anxious Children, Self-Regulation and Emotional Grounding This article provides helpful toys to calm an anxious child or they can help kids that don’t know how to self-regulate their emotions in the classroom. Affiliate links are includes for your convenience. All children become anxious and stressed out at one point of their education with tests, homework, big projects and understanding new concepts....

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Cup Stacking: Studies Show Cup Stacking Improves Reading Test Scores and Cross-Patterning Brain Development Development

Cup Stacking: Studies Show Cup Stacking Activities Improve Reading Test Scores and Cross-Patterning Brain Development This article provides information on the benefits of cup stacking activities and the impact it can have on brain building for higher learning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. I recently walked into an after school program of five and 6-year-olds and saw a large group of kids sitting...

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Brain Breaks: Simple Brain Break Puzzles to “Spark” and Awaken the Brain for Higher Learning Motor Skills

Brain Breaks: Simple Brain Break Puzzles to “Spark” and Awaken the Brain for Higher Learning This article provides helpful Brain Breaks to improve your child or student’s learning ability in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Helping your child or student get their daily dose of “Brain Breaks” doesn’t have to be difficult or laborious. Short bursts of physical and mental exercise...

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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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Learning Toys: The “Wrong” Toys for Holding Your Child Back and the “Right” Toys for Building Your Child’s Brain Motor Skills

Learning Toys: The “Wrong” Toys for Holding Your Child Back and the “Right” Toys for Building Your Child’s Brain This article provides helpful information about the right learning toys and the wrong learning toys to purchase for your children. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many of you have been asking “what are the ‘right’ gifts to give my child?” Toys have definitely changed...

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Dysgraphia: How to Recognize Signs of Dysgraphia in Your Child Writing

Dysgraphia: How to Recognize Signs of Dysgraphia in Your Child This article provides helpful signs and symptoms for dysgraphia. Many parents and educators have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms of Dysgraphia in their child or students. Children struggling with dysgraphia often struggle with written language and how well they are able to express and organize their thoughts on paper. Many times there...

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Spatial Awareness and Locomotion Activities for Processing and Attention Motor Skills

Spatial Awareness and Locomotion Activities for Processing and Attention This article provides helpful information for children who need spatial awareness and locomotion activities to build processing and attention in the classroom. Children that struggle with spatial awareness can have difficulty with simple tasks as they move within their environment. When your child has trouble with balance, coordination, runs into furniture, moves awkwardly, has trouble with personal boundaries...

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ATNR: Studies Show 50% of Kids with a Retained ATNR Primitive Reflex Struggle with Dyslexia Primitive Reflexes

ATNR: Studies Show 50% of Kids with a Retained ATNR Primitive Reflex Struggle with Dyslexia This article discusses how a retained Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) could be the reason behind a child having dyslexia. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Overall Look Retained Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) can affect your child’s writing ability, tracking, crossing the midline, balance and coordination and bilateral...

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Hand Grip: Weak Hands? Weak Body? Why Kids and Millennials are Losing their Grip Fine Motor

Hand Grip: Weak Hands? Weak Body? Why Kids and Millennials are Losing their Grip This article provides helpful information regarding the necessity of strong hand grip and the affect it has on a child’s learning and emotional development. Swipe, click, flash, tap! Those all too familiar sounds that have become part of our daily lives and the lives of our children. Cell phones, computers, video games,...

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