Tag: motor skills


Sensory Input: When we put “Garbage in” our Child’s Brain, we will surely get “Garbage Out” Sensory

Sensory Input, Motor Output: When we put “Garbage in” our Child’s Brain, we will surely get “Garbage Out” This article helps parents, teachers and professionals understand the importance of sensory input, motor output needed to develop higher learning in a child’s brain. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. If you have ever heard of the term “garbage in, garbage out” in the technology world,...

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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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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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Bean Bags: The Best Bean Bags for Sensory, Motor Planning and Visual Motor Skills

The Best Bean Bags for Sensory, Proprioception, Motor Planning and Visual Motor This article provides helpful tips on what bean bags to choose for your child’s learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When parents first come to our center, they are often surprised to find their child can’t do simple activities, especially those using their gross motor skills. I sometimes hear how...

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Balance and Coordination Activities for Attention and Focus 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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Visual Motor: What are Visual Motor Planning Skills and do they Help My Child Read? Visual Processing

Visual Motor: What are Visual Motor Planning Skills and do they Help My Child Read? This article provides helpful information about your child’s visual motor skills. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Have you ever thought about the skills and energy it takes just to write the letters in your name or read a few passages from a magazine? For most of us, these...

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