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In-Home Movement Activities and Brain Breaks from the Best Occupational Therapists

This article provides a list of movement activities and brain breaks to keep your child’s learning readiness ongoing during major lifetime events. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. 

As many of you may already know, keeping and maintaining a consistent schedule when it comes to your children is key. If we stop practicing and utilizing certain skills at home and at school, we lose them.

That is why we sometimes see kids falling behind or taking a step backward in their motor development during long vacations, school closures, summer breaks, or during other lifetime events.

All the hard work they put toward their overall development in the last few months at school, on the playground, at therapy sessions or in daycare centers could be lost within just a few short weeks.

That’s why during these critical times, it’s not only important to keep kids active, it’s essential to keep kids working on exercises and activities that “awaken” the brain for higher learning. If we don’t exercise the brain and the body, it won’t be as prepared when we are ready to learn.

So how can we encourage our kids to take part in purposeful movement activities that are not only fun, but work toward learning readiness?

We have compiled a great list from some of the most experienced and well-known Occupational Therapists (OTs) to keep your child learning, therapy sessions on point and developing those much-needed skills for brain-building.

In-Home Movement Activities and Brain Breaks from the Best Occupational Therapists |

Brain Breaks and Purposeful Movement Activities from Experienced Occupational Therapists

The Inspired Treehouse

Gross Motor Apps For Kids

Cooperative Activities For Kids: Mirror, Mirror

Physical Games For Kids: Jumping Animals

Kids Movement Activities Using Tape

10 Creative Obstacle Course Ideas For Kids

OT Toolbox

Spring Gross Motor Activities

Gross Motor Core Strengthening Movement Activities

Crossing Midline March Gross Motor Activity

Squirrel Brain Breaks

Best Brain Breaks Videos On Youtube

Pink Oatmeal

Ball Activities For Kids

Spring Themed Brain Breaks and Gross Motor Ideas

Princess Themed Gross Motor or Brain Break Ideas

Over 20 Themed Brain Break Ideas

Easter Themed Brain Breaks

5 YouTube Channels For Brain Breaks

Your Therapy Source

50 Screen Free Gross Motor Skills And Activities For Home

Gross Motor Skills For Preschoolers – 3 Ways To Embed Physical Activity

Gross Motor Skills – Free Gross Motor Activities and Printables

Body Awareness Activities For Children

5 Mindfulness Activities For Young Children

Therapy Fun Zone

Ten Games to Play with Wheelbarrow Walking

10 Activities to do on a Scooter Board

Balloon Volleyball

Whole Body Strengthening Activity

Fun Foam on the Mirror

Your Kids OT

Fun Ways to Work on Inner Thigh Muscles with Kids!

Brain Breaks to Help Concentration in the Classroom!

How to use a Metronome to Increase Attention, Coordination and Motor Planning

Crossing the Midline with Rainbow Drawing!

Miss Jaime, OT

5 Creative Core Strength Activities

OT Mom Learning Activities

Bean Bag Games and Activities

Bilateral Integration Activities

Activities for Crossing the Midline

Sensory Integration Activities

Growing Hands-on Kids

The Best Toddler Songs with Actions

10 Movement Songs for Preschoolers

Improving Bilateral Coordination Skills for Kids

10 Crossing Midline Exercises for Kids

10 Body Awareness Activities for Kids

Mama OT

Popsicle Sticks to Encourage Movement and Focus in the Classroom

Integrated Movement Activity Center

If you still feel your child has not developed the necessary skills for learning readiness, there is more you can do to help.

The Integrated Movement Activity Center provides parents and therapists with step-by-step videos to strengthen all areas of the body and the brain. Parents and professionals can use the activity center to help their kids and students “awaken” the brain for higher learning development.

For more information or to enroll, click here.

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Integrated Learning Strategies is a Utah-based center dedicated to helping mainstream children and children with learning challenges achieve academic success. Our services provide kids with non-traditional tutoring programs within the Davis County, Kaysville, Layton, Syracuse, Farmington, and Centerville areas. Areas to find Integrated Learning Strategies include: Reading tutors in Kaysville, Math tutors in Kaysville, Common Core Tutors in Kaysville, Tutors in Utah, Utah Tutoring Programs

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