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Free Black History Month Body Awareness Slide Deck

This article provides helpful information regarding body awareness with a Black History Month theme. 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.

In honor of Black History month, we wanted to create a slide deck dedicated primarily to developing body awareness. Body awareness activities help kids know about where their body is in space and gives them opportunities to develop their coordination skills.

The Black History Month Body Awareness slide deck is for parents and therapists who want their kids and students to strengthen their developmental skills. This specific slide deck focuses only on having students touch body parts using other body parts. For example, chin to chest.

Children should develop good self-awareness that will help them build perceptual skills in the classroom.  

Any type of body awareness activities can develop a child’s coordination skills, vocabulary, sensory input and physical functions.

Body Awareness Benefits

We often take simple tasks like sitting in a chair, reaching for a glass of orange juice or clapping our hands at the theatre. Each task requires body awareness. No matter if it is touching another object (the glass) or a body part (two hands together), we do it seamlessly without giving it a second thought.

Developing good body awareness is important for strengthening gross and fine motor skills. It also helps us complete simple tasks without thinking about it because we’ve already committed those tasks to muscle memory. This means that we perform tasks automatically without giving it a second thought.

Kids who struggle with body awareness:

  • May move awkwardly
  • Avoid physical activity
  • Observes their movement (watching their feet while they run)
  • Can’t mimic movements
  • Have trouble learning new movements
  • Prefers small spaces

Body awareness can be improved with many different types of body awareness activities. These types of activities are easy to incorporate when a child is in their first developmental stages. However, many kids struggle with body awareness when they are older. Older kids can learn to develop better body awareness with a therapist or parent.

Free Black History Month Body Awareness Slide Deck

The Black History Month Body Awareness slide deck can be used by therapists, parents and educators for kids who are delayed in their body awareness development. Exercises are meant to be fun and playful. Use these activities in your online sessions or in your in-person therapy practice.

Kids who don’t know where their body is in relation to objects around them or to their own bodies may benefit from these exercises. The Black History Month Body Awareness slide deck was created to help kids gain a good image of his or her body.

To download a copy of this free Black History Month Body Awareness slide deck, enter your email address in to the form below.

The slide deck is perfect for both indoor and outdoor practice.

Please download a copy to your computer and do not change the URL. Changing the name of the URL could cause changes to the original form. We want to ensure all Integrated Learning Strategies users have access to the original version.

When you enter your email address below, you will be emailed a PDF document with a link to your slide deck. You can access this slide deck over and over again by simply clicking on the link within the PDF document. You can also forward this document to parents, teachers or other therapists.

Please use the copy of this slide deck and do not change the URL.


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