Motor Skills


BRAIN GYM: Simple Brain Gym Exercises to Awaken the Brain for Learning Readiness Motor Skills

Brain Gym: Simple Brain Gym® Exercises to Awaken the Brain for Learning Readiness This article provides helpful Brain Gym® activities to activate learning in the brain. This article is meant to be an overview. Future articles will more thoroughly explain Brain Gym movements. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Do you find it interesting that we often complicate our child’s educational experience? It’s easy for...

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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. 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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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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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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PROPRIOCEPTION: The Best Bean Bags for Proprioception, Crossing the Midline and Visual Skills 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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How to Develop Your Child’s JUMPING SKILLS to Support VESTIBULAR INPUT, Attention and Focus Motor Skills

Toys to Help Your Child Learn how to Jump This article provides helpful jumping toys to improve your child’s proprioception and gross motor development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Jumping may not seem like an important developmental milestone for children, but it’s one of the activities children need for better gross motor strength, proprioception, motor planning, balance and core muscle. Without this development, your...

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BALANCE AND COORDINATION ACTIVITIES to Improve Vestibular, Attention and Sensory Integration 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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Hand-eye Coordination Toys for Better Motor Planning, Executive Functioning and Learning Development Motor Skills

Hand-eye Coordination Toys for Better Motor Planning and Learning Development This article provides helpful hand-eye coordination toys for better child and learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many researchers and scientists have found a direct link between hand-eye coordination and your child’s learning ability. Developing hand-eye coordination can help your child with their fine motor development, handwriting, tracking (reading development), social communications...

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Body Awareness Activities for Stronger Proprioception and Learning Development Motor Skills

Body Awareness Activities for Stronger Proprioception and Learning Development This article provides helpful information for children who need body awareness activities to build proprioception and gross motor development. Children that struggle with body awareness can have difficulty with simple tasks as they move within their environment. When your child has trouble with balance, coordination, avoids physical activity, moves awkwardly, has trouble with personal boundaries, hugs...

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