Brain boosting exercises to do with your kids
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We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about fun back to front brain-building exercises encouraging sensory-motor activities that help with receptive and expressive language so children can follow class instructions. Exercises also help sensory overload, meltdowns, attention, behavior, focus and fidgeting. Kids with sensory issues struggle with all types of textures, smells, and noises, especially when it comes to the classroom, traveling and mealtime. The winter months are the best time to give your kids the sensory input they need to succeed in school.
Fox 13’s The Place
So how do we create learning opportunities that will also help our kids overcome some of their struggles with auditory, comprehension and attention and focus? Today, we’re going to show you some fun and creative ways to incorporate different sensory activities to help calm your child’s behavior and improve their attention and focus.
You may think they are pretty easy and basic, but you’d be surprised at how many children cannot do these back to front movement exercises. You may need to clear some room in your home, but you don’t need too much room to get started. You can also do these activities all year long, even during the winter months. All exercises should be repeated 10 times using alternating legs and arms for 20 minutes each day.
For more brain-building exercises on how to prevent meltdowns and enhance auditory stimulation, read Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to His Teacher and Why all Parents and Teachers should Read Sensory Processing 101.
Thank you to Fox 13’s The Place and their staff for helping us create awareness about these academic challenges.
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