Why these Core Muscle Exercises Help Prevent Learning Challenges in the Classroom - Integrated Learning Strategies
Why core muscle exercises prevent learning challenges and help support intelligence in the classroom. Poor core muscle shows immature motor skills in kids.
Sensory Benefits of Heavy Work Activities
Heavy work activities are any type of action that pushes or pulls against the body. This could be tension created by something pushing/pulling against your body (like swimming where the water pushes against the body) or tension that the body itself creates (like monkey bars where the body’s own weight creates the resistance).
5 Ways to Improve Gross Motor Skills Over the Summer
Improve those gross motor skills over the summer with these 5 fun ideas!
Living Room Olympics; Movement Activities for Children
Create your own olympic games in your living room with this movement activity challenges for kids! Let the games begin with these living room olympics! Movement is so important to incorporate into our children's daily
Why core strength is important for your child and fun ways to improve it.
You may have seen the great article circulating around titled 'The REAL reason why children fidget' written by Angela over at Balanced and Barefoot. A teacher friend shared the article and it piqued my interest for two reasons. Firstly because I am a teacher so I can relate. Secondly, I used to be a practising paediatric physiotherapist so I can relate! Angela is a paediatric occupational therapist and in the article she discusses the impact poor core strength has on the ability of children…
Sitting Postural Control, Focused Attention and Cerebral Palsy - Your Therapy Source
Pediatric Physical Therapy published research on whether focused attention changed as sitting postural control improved in 19 children with mild to moderate cerebral palsy (mean age 21.47 months). Each participant was evaluated for focused attention and sitting scores pre and post intervention. The intervention consisted of physical therapy sessions (perceptual motor training, home program and …
The Easiest Core Strengthening Exercises for Kids - The Inspired Treehouse
Core strengthening for kids: ideas for making strengthening fun from a pediatric physical therapist. Great for functional posture, motor skill development, handwriting and more!
LOW MUSCLE TONE: Is Low Muscle Tone Interfering With Your Child's Learning? - Integrated Learning Strategies
Could your child be struggling in school because of low muscle tone? Why clumsiness, poor coordination and low muscle tone hurts connections in the brain.
What is Motor Planning? & Fine Motor Planning Maze - The OT Toolbox
What is Motor Planning? Ok, so you’re walking along a hallway with an armful of bags and see a ball in your path. You walk around it and continue walking. But, hold on. That was a pretty cool ball. It was all red and shiny. It looked like a really fun ball to bounce. You ... Read more