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Valentine Coordination Slide Deck
This article provides a helpful coordination slide deck with a Valentine 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.
It’s that time of the year again! Valentine’s Day! There is no better time to get kids working on their motor skills and coordination. Valentine’s activities get kids excited about moving their bodies and working on sharpening their skills.
We have created this fun Valentine’s coordination slide deck to help kids and students work on coordinated movements.
To read and write, it takes multiple areas of coordination. The eyes are moving, hands are writing and holding the paper, the core is holding the body up and much more. Kids may even be looking at the chalkboard to copy notes back on to the paper.
All of these tasks require a lot of movement and coordination of the body. What comes to us naturally as adults, may be tricky for some kids. The Valentine’s coordination slide deck will help strengthen some of those key areas.
Strengthening Coordination Skills
We often take our coordination skills for granted. What may come naturally to some, doesn’t come naturally to others.
Coordination usually means a child can use both their arms and legs in an effective way. Sometimes, the arms and legs work together, while other times they are required to work independently.
Kids who struggle with coordination issues may:
- Run into furniture
- Have trouble walking down stairs
- Can’t tie their shoes or put on clothes
- Have trouble hopping, skipping, jumping
- Have trouble with writing
Developing simple coordination skills helps kids improve areas of learning development. When kids have good coordinated movement and motor planning, learning becomes automatic.
Something as simple as sitting at a table requires coordination and core muscle strength to hold the body upright for attention and focus.
In addition, participating in coordination activities can help kids learn to write with a pencil while the other hand holds the paper.
Valentine Coordination Slide Deck
This Valentines coordination slide deck can be used at home, in therapy sessions or virtually. No other materials are needed, except maybe a heart cutout, which is optional.
The slide deck can be uploaded to your Google slides and used in virtual settings or during in-person sessions.
Use the Valentine’s coordination slide deck to determine if there are any breakdowns or delays in the child’s coordination. Participating in coordinated movement activities help parents and therapists know what kids can do and what areas need to be strengthened.
If the child can move their body in a coordinated way, the activity slide deck is easy for kids to perform. Other kids may show signs of struggle and areas for improvement.
Downloading the Slide Deck
To get a copy of the free Valentine’s coordination slide deck, enter your email address in the form below.
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When you enter your email below, a PDF document with a link to your slide deck will be emailed to you. To access this slide deck over and over again, simply click the link within the PDF document. Feel free to forward this article to parents, teachers or other therapists who may want to download the winter Olympic games packet.
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