Math plus movement equals better learning for kids Education

Math plus movement equals better learning for kids Guest Post Jaime Neefs Instead of memorizing multiplication tables and languages the old fashioned way, CBC news reports that Dutch researchers have discovered that adding a little physical activity in the classroom can go a long way to improving math and spelling abilities. Activities as simple as running or jumping in place during repetition tasks helped students to achieve...

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CALMING CLIPPER: Why my Sensory Sensitive Child Hates Haircuts Sensory

Calming Clipper: Why my Sensory Sensitive Child Hates Haircuts This article contains information on how to use the Calming Clipper to help sensory sensitive children with haircuts. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  For those of you with sensory kids, you know what a nightmare it can be when the time comes to take them in for a haircut. With all the loud noises from the blow...

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Palmar Reflex: Where the Problem Begins with Poor Handwriting, Pencil Grip and Fine Motor Development Development

Palmar Reflex: Where the Problem Begins with Poor Handwriting, Pencil Grip and Fine Motor Development This article contains information regarding a retained Palmar reflex that can harm your child’s fine motor development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Infants have the ability to grasp an object from the moment they are born. This grasp is very strong, as you may know if your baby...

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Brain Hierarchy: When Your Child’s Lower Brain Levels Are Weak, they Can’t Learn Development

Brain Hierarchy: When Your Child’s Lower Brain Levels Are Weak, they Can’t Learn This article contains information regarding the brain hierarchy and how each part affects learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Did you know that the brain of an infant contains essentially all the brain cells that they will ever need for learning throughout their lifespan? Add this to the...

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Siblings: The Do’s and Don’ts of Why Not to Let Siblings Help your SPD Child Sensory

Siblings: The Do’s and Don’ts of Why Not to Let Siblings Help your SPD Child This post contains information regarding why it’s important to not always let siblings do things for your SPD child. Some version of the following scenario plays out at my house on a regular basis. One of my kids has done something they weren’t supposed to or didn’t do something they...

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ORAL SENSORY DEFENSIVENESS: For the Child that Sucks and Chews on Clothes and Pencils Sensory

Oral Defensiveness: 15 of the Best Oral Defensiveness Tools and Resources As we discussed previously in “Oral Sensitivities: Why My Child Chews on Pencils and Sucks on Clothing,” there are many children who struggle with oral defensiveness. This causes them to chew on objects like pencils, toys and clothing. When a child has oral defensiveness they often need items to stimulate and “awaken” the oral...

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Musical Skipper: Improving your Child’s Timing, Rhythm and Vestibular for Learning Development

Musical Skipper: Improving your Child’s Timing, Rhythm and Vestibular for Learning This article contains information about the Musical Skipper to help develop your child’s timing and rhythm. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. As previously discussed in “Timing, Rhythm and the Brain: Why Timing Affects Learning,” we now have a better understanding of how important timing and rhythm is for a child’s emotional and intellectual...

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Timing, Rhythm and the Brain: Why Timing Affects Learning Development

Timing, Rhythm and the Brain: Why Timing Affects Learning This article discusses the importance timing and rhythm has on learning and the brain. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. I love watching little kids dance. It’s wonderful whether they’re dancing to the beat of their own drum, taking the time to listen to the beat, or imitating the moves of others. Even from the time...

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Music Therapy: Why Auditory Processing is Developed through Movement and Music Education

Music Therapy: Why Auditory Processing is Developed through Movement and Music This post contains information regarding the benefits of music therapy and movement for children with learning challenges. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Children do not come in perfect, orderly little packages. They come with diversity, spontaneity, energy and amazing personality. Some come with physical disabilities, learning challenges and/or behavioral issues. With each...

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PRIMITIVE REFLEXES: Is Poor Posture the Cause of Learning Delays and Attention Issues in School? Development

Primitive Reflex: Poor Posture Shows Signs of Learning Delays from Retained STNR This article contains information regarding the STNR primitive reflex. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. The way we hold our bodies affects everything we do. Posture is a large part of daily life and influences everything from focus and concentration to mood and confident body language. Just as correct posture can produce amazing results...

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