Tag: toddler activities


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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Head Righting Reflex Delays Cause Poor Visual Skills for Reading and Vestibular Issues for Attention Development

Head Righting Reflex Delays Cause Poor Visual Skills for Reading and Vestibular Issues for Attention This article contains information regarding head righting reflexes. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Balance and posture control over the pull of gravity is critical for every person’s life. This process begins before birth and continues as the natural reflexes emerge in an infant’s body. Postural reflexes start to...

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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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CALMING CLIPPER: Why my Sensory Sensitive Child Hates Haircuts Sensory

Calming Clipper: Why my Sensory Sensitive Child Hates Haircuts This article contains information on how to use the Calming Clipper to help sensory sensitive children with haircuts. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  For those of you with sensory kids, you know what a nightmare it can be when the time comes to take them in for a haircut. With all the loud noises from the blow...

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Siblings: The Do’s and Don’ts of Why Not to Let Siblings Help your SPD Child Sensory

Siblings: The Do’s and Don’ts of Why Not to Let Siblings Help your SPD Child This post contains information regarding why it’s important to not always let siblings do things for your SPD child. Some version of the following scenario plays out at my house on a regular basis. One of my kids has done something they weren’t supposed to or didn’t do something they...

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Musical Skipper: Improving your Child’s Timing, Rhythm and Vestibular for Learning Development

Musical Skipper: Improving your Child’s Timing, Rhythm and Vestibular for Learning This article contains information about the Musical Skipper to help develop your child’s timing and rhythm. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. As previously discussed in “Timing, Rhythm and the Brain: Why Timing Affects Learning,” we now have a better understanding of how important timing and rhythm is for a child’s emotional and intellectual...

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