Tag: preschool activities


How schools ruined recess — and four things needed to fix it Development

How schools ruined recess — and four things needed to fix it Another wonderful article in the Washington post written by Angela Hanscom from TimberNook about the importance of play-based activities to help children build their fine motor skills, reflexes, balance and coordination, and sensory systems. All of these activities support what we do at our center and how it’s helping child development in the...

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Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher Development

Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher As I think back to the time when I was in kindergarten, I realize how much has changed. What was once naptime, coloring, painting, and running around the playground at recess, is now a place for reading, writing, sitting still in your chair and an introduction to math facts. Even preschool is now...

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LOW MUSCLE TONE: Is Low Muscle Tone Interfering With Your Child’s Learning? Development

Is Low Muscle Tone Interfering With Your Child’s Learning? Muscle tone. It’s a word most of us would associate with body builders and fitness buffs. But do you think of a child with speech problems? The kid slumped over on their desk at school? Or the clumsy child dropping their pencils and fumbling around the playground. Muscle tone may not be what you think and...

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How Time and Money is Teaching 1st Graders Common Core Math math

How Time and Money is Teaching 1st Graders Common Core Math Like it or not, it’s here to stay. Your child will be incorporating it in their daily educational adventure. Maybe your first grader enjoys math or maybe it’s already a frustration, either way, Common Core Math is present in every school day and there are ways to reinforce the concepts at home and make...

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Top 10 Books for Halloween to help Early Readers Education

Top 10 Books for Halloween to help Early Readers The post contains affiliate links. Halloween is one of the best holidays to get your kids excited about reading, especially those early readers who are just learning their letters, sight words and sounds. There are so many fun books for Halloween available that will get your kids in the Halloween spirit and it’s such a great...

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Halloween Sensory Activities on Fox 13’s The Place Sensory

Halloween Sensory Activities on Fox 13’s The Place We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about fun Halloween sensory activities to encourage sensory learning for kids with sensory overload, meltdowns at holiday parties, unexplained aggression and anxiety. Kids with sensory issues struggle with all types of textures, especially when it comes to Halloween costumes and candy. Holidays are the best time to give...

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Child Development Needs Sensory Stimulation through Science Sensory

Child Development Needs Sensory Stimulation through Science I’m sure we’ve all seen our children through the phase of dropping utensils or toys from their high chair, hollering for it back only to promptly drop it again. Or better yet is the endless why phase. I think why is probably every child’s favorite word at some point. Why is the sun so bright? Why does the...

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Tricks for Making Halloween a Treat for Kids with Sensory Disorders Sensory

Tricks for Making Halloween a Treat for Kids with Sensory Disorders For most of us, Halloween means chilly weather, leaves crunching under our feet and a good excuse to dress up and celebrate. We might stress a little over getting the costumes our kids are dying to have, getting to the school party on time or who is passing out candy and who is braving...

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“Ghoulish” Halloween Sensory Activities to Calm Sensory Sensitivity Sensory

“Ghoulish” Halloween Sensory Activities to Calm Sensory Sensitivity This post contains affiliate links. Halloween is one of our favorite times of year and what better time to get our kids involved in sensory activities that are not only fun and “ghoulish,” but also target a child’s senses to help them cope with their surroundings and sensory overload. Before we get started, it’s important to remember...

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Common Core Math in the Bath Activities for Preschoolers Mathematics

Common Core Math in the Bath Activities for Preschoolers By Katie DeGroot This post contains affiliate links. I was contemplating on a topic for an article series that readers would both enjoy and be able to utilize the information easily. Math has been on my mind due to my children being back in school and it seems that the concepts they are working hardest on...

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