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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If getting kids physically active increases their academic scores, why is it not being done in every school? Physical Literacy

If getting kids physically active increases their academic scores, why is it not being done in every school? Guest Post Richard Monette The science is clear: If you get kids moving throughout the school day, they will do better academically. That’s the case being made in the article “Building a better brain” recently published in the Globe and Mail. The article quotes Harvard Medical School’s...

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HAND-EYE COORDINATION: Without Strong Hand-eye Coordination, Tracking & Reading may be Delayed Development

Hand-eye Coordination: How Hand-eye Coordination Helps Early Readers This article contains information regarding hand-eye coordination and it’s importance for reading and writing. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Hand-eye coordination is one of the most important parts of the learning process. It helps your child track the movements of their hands with their eyes, which is essential for reading and decoding. Because your child also uses their...

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TUMMY TIME: Learning Delays that could Result from Lack of Tummy Time Development

Tummy Time: Learning Delays that could Result from Lack of Tummy Time This article contains information regarding the importance of tummy time in your child’s development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. I have four kids. Over the last seven years I have gone from the overly paranoid, blow everything out of proportion type to the it’s all good, they’re more resilient than you think...

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Sensory Systems that Make up the Learning Hierarchy of a Strong Academic Foundation Education

Sensory Systems that Make up the Learning Hierarchy of a Strong Academic Foundation This article contains information regarding important sensory systems and the learning hierarchy that comes from developing each one. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Whether a child is using his or her hands to write, ears to listen, eyes to read, or their entire body to play sports, they can execute and learn...

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LETTER DIRECTIONALITY: Why Directionality and Writing Letters Backward is Part of a Greater Problem Writing

Directionality: Why Directionality and Writing Letters Backward is Part of a Greater Problem This article discusses directionality, spatial awareness, motor planning and visual perception used to improve writing skills. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As a child begins to develop their handwriting and writing skills, most parents don’t realize all of the different aspects and mechanics that go into something that seems very simple...

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9 Essential Life Skills to Teach Your Kids Parenting

9 Essential Life Skills to Teach Your Kids Guest Post: Andy Andersen Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature life skills with guest blogger Andy Andersen. While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Every loving parent wants their children to enter adulthood with the skills...

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