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Follow this board for games, strategies, and ideas on how to improve bilateral coordination, alternating movements, trunk control, trunk rotation, core strength, and other gross motor skills.

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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).

Improve those gross motor skills over the summer with these 5 fun ideas!

5 Ways to Improve Gross Motor Skills Over the Summer

Improve those gross motor skills over the summer with these 5 fun ideas!

Movement is so important to incorporate into our children’s daily life. I believe it is our job as parents to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle. If your children get excited about the Olympics like mine do, than use this excitement to create your own living room or backyard Olympics. You can host different challenges every …

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 and easy ways to improve it!

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…

Gross Motor Activity {Hula Hoop Games}

Gross Motor Activity {Hula Hoop Games}

Outdoor Hula Hoop Games I am always on the look out for inexpensive tools to incorporate more gross motor activity into our dail...

Sitting, Focused Attention and Cerebral Palsy Your Therapy Source

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 …

Core strengthening for kids: ideas for making strengthening fun from a pediatric physical therapist. Great for functional posture, motor skill development, handwriting and more!

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!

Is Low Muscle Tone Interfering With Your Child's Learning? | ilslearningcorner.com

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.

Dinosaur gross motor movement game based on the book, Dinosaurumpus!

Super Fun Dinosaur Game Kids - The OT Toolbox

This dinosaur game for kids is one that boosts gross motor skills and is perfect for a preschool dinosaur activity or dino activity for older kids, too!

This animal movement game works on various animal sounds and actions for gross motor fun. Includes free printable.

Animal Movement Game

This animal movement game works on various animal sounds and actions. Don't forget to grab the free printable!

A week of simple gross motor activities to do with the kids!

A Sample Weekly Plan of Gross Motor Activities

Every weekend I try to make a plan of activities for the coming week to start on Monday. I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the "My Child This Week" sheet

A fun winter themed scooter board activity for kids to challenge their bilateral coordination, gross motor and fine motor skills at home or school.

Winter Themed Scooter Board Activity for Kids

A fun winter themed scooter board activity for kids to challenge their bilateral coordination, gross motor and fine motor skills at home or school.

G is for Gross Motor Activities with Bubble Wrap | We guest post on The Inspired Treehouse and explore new ways to use bubble wrap. | eager Ed

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G is for Gross Motor Activities with Bubble Wrap | We guest post on The Inspired Treehouse and explore new ways to use bubble wrap. | eager Ed

A really good explanation for low tone. Made me feel like I was experiencing it myself.

What Does Low Tone Mean?

Muscle tone is the resting state of your muscles. When a child has low muscle tone it means that they need to put a lot more energy into getting their muscles to turn on to do what they want them …

What is Motor Planning? Tips and Tools in this post with a fun fine motor motor planning (dyspraxia) activity for kids and adults from an Occupational Therapist

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