Tag: visual-motor skills


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. 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 of movement exercises to establish better body...

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Visual-Spatial Skills: Your Child’s Navigation “Toolkit” for Reading and Math Visual Processing

Visual-Spatial Skills: Your Child’s Navigation “Toolkit” for Reading and Math This article provides helpful resources to improve and strengthen their visual-spatial skills. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. If you have ever watched a young toddler try to fit blocks and shapes in other toys, crevices or spaces around the house, you may not know they are beginning to develop their visual-spatial skills. You...

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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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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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Slow Processing: 3 Personality Characteristics to Watch for in Kids that Struggle with Slow Processing Education

Slow Processing: 3 Personality Characteristics to Watch for in Kids that Struggle with Slow Processing This article provides helpful information regarding slow processing in students that have difficulty completing tasks and assignments. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. In previous articles, we discussed the popular topic of kids that struggle with slow processing speed. These kids wrangle with performance in school and clash with...

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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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