Tag: Summer Activities


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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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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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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Fidgety Children: Alternative Classroom Seating for Wiggle Worms in the Classroom Education

Fidgety Children: Alternative Classroom Seating for Wiggle Worms in the Classroom This article provides helpful resources for fidgety children in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Imagine it – a room that’s buzzing with activity and engagement, a class full of kids who feel that their needs are being heard and respected, and a teacher who is actually able to spend time...

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Sensory Integration: Is Lack of Sensory Integration behind Poor Academic Performance? Sensory

Sensory Integration: Is Lack of Sensory Integration behind My Child’s Poor Academic Performance? This article provides helpful information about how sensory integration could impact your child’s learning ability in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. One of the most common questions parents ask me when they visit our center is “what do you do exactly to help children?” At any given time,...

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Sensory Processing: 50 Free Sensory Printables and New Sensory Processing 101 Sensory

50 Free Sensory Printables and New Sensory Processing 101 This article provides helpful resources provided by the Inspired Treehouse for children with Sensory Processing issues. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Our friends at Inspired Treehouse just relaunched Sensory Processing 101 as an eBook to help parents, teachers, Occupational Therapists and other professionals with their child or student’s sensory needs. With the relaunch of...

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Fidget Toys for Better Attention and Focus in the Classroom Development

Fidget Toys for Better Attention and Focus in the Classroom This article provides helpful fidget toys to improve your child’s attention and focus in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. It’s usually hard for any child to attend and focus through an entire day of school, but for some it’s even harder, especially if they struggle with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Dyslexia,...

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Processing Speed: Why Slow Processing Speed Makes Simple Tasks Daunting for Kids Executive Functioning

Processing Speed: Why Slow Processing Speed Makes Simple Tasks Daunting for Kids This article provides helpful information about slow processing speed in the classroom and at home. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Max, a 7-year-old boy, frequently has trouble executing the most basic daily tasks. He displays attention problems in school and gets distracted regularly from the activity he is supposed to be...

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Handwriting Development: When Handwriting Milestones aren’t Developed the “Write” Way, Brain-Building Activity Suffers Fine Motor

Handwriting Development: When Handwriting Milestones aren’t Developed the “Write” Way, Brain-Building Activity Suffers This article provides helpful information about handwriting development and handwriting milestones for better learning development and brain activity. When you sit down to write a shopping list or a thank you card, you may not realize it, but you are in the process of one of the most complex behaviors that a...

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Rewire the Brain: Handbook for Emotional Control and Fine Motor Development Fine Motor

Rewire the Brain: New Educational Handbook for Emotional Control and Fine Motor Development This article introduces ways to rewire the brain for developing your child’s emotions, reading, fine motor and writing skills. Details about the handbook are below. When children walk through my door, each is unique and different, just like their learning development. While some struggle with attention and focus issues, Sensory Processing Disorders, anxiety,...

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