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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 Gross Motor Activities, Movement Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Activities, Therapy Activities, Activities For Kids, Physical Activities, Cerebral Palsy Activities, Sensory Rooms

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.

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 push… Gross Motor Activities, Work Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Activities, Therapy Activities, Sensory Play, Sensory Tools, Therapy Ideas, Sensory Issues

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! Proprioceptive Activities, Motor Skills Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Activities, Learning Activities, Preschool Learning, Sensory Play, Teaching, Pediatric Physical Therapy

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 childrens 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 ow Gross Motor Activities, Movement Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Summer Activities, Physical Activities, Preschool Activities, Children Activities, Physical Education, Exercise Activities

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! Core strength is very important in athletics. Promoting core strength at an early age can be very good for kids down the road. Gross Motor Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Activities, Therapy Activities, Toddler Activities, Physical Activities, Dementia Activities, Therapy Ideas, Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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} ~ Learn Play Imagineas a planet hopping game/relay Gross Motor Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Summer Activities, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities, Toddler Games, Hula Hoop Games, Motor Planning, Games For Toddlers

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 Postural Control, Focused Attention and Cerebral Palsy - Your Therapy Source Physical Therapy Exercises, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Ot, Child Development Activities, Therapy Activities, Gross Motor Activities, Infant Activities, Cerebral Palsy Activities, Ot Therapy

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! Motor Activities, Therapy Activities, Physical Activities, Exercise Activities, Therapy Ideas, Preschool Activities, Physical Development, Physical Education, Physical Therapist

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?Types of Learning Disorders: How to know the difference in learning delays Gross Motor Activities, Sensory Activities, Learning Activities, Child Development Activities, Autism Sensory, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pediatric Ot, Occupational Therapy, Learning Tips

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.

Gross Motor Movement Game Kids Dinosaur gross motor movement game based on the book, Dinosaurumpus!Dinosaur gross motor movement game based on the book, Dinosaurumpus! Dinosaur Games, Dinosaur Activities, Gross Motor Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Toddler Activities, Physical Activities, Dinosaur Crafts Kids, Pool Activities, Therapy Activities

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!

Gross motor fun with this free printable animal movement game! Animal Movement Game – with free printable from Craftulate Physical Activities For Preschoolers, Gross Motor Activities, Animal Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Preschool Activities, Preschool Education, Music Activities, Animal Games, Animal Movement

Animal Movement Game

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

Sample Weekly Plan of Gross Motor Activities A week of simple gross motor activities to do with the kids!A week of simple gross motor activities to do with the kids! Motor Skills Activities, Movement Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Activities, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities, Physical Activities, Therapy Activities, Sensory Motor

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

Perfect for improving bilateral coordination skills, a winter themed scooter board activity for kids. Perfect for improving bilateral coordination skills, a winter themed scooter board activity for kids. Proprioceptive Activities, Gross Motor Activities, Movement Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Activities, Winter Activities, Therapy Activities, Activities For Kids, Therapy Ideas

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.

If youre a regular reader here at The Inspired Treehouse, you know that were always on the lookout for creative gross motor play ideas for kids - especially on Movement Monday! 10 Calming Techniques And Transition Strategies For Kids Motor Skills Activities, Movement Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Activities, Therapy Activities, Toddler Activities, Indoor Activities, Summer Activities, Family Activities

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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 … Motor Activities, Sensory Activities, Therapy Activities, Therapy Ideas, Ot Therapy, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Ot, Motor Planning, Health Tips

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 Occupational Therapy Activities, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Motor Skills Activities, Pediatric Ot, Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Activities, Learning Activities, Activities For Kids, Physical Activities

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 What is Motor Planning? & Fine Motor Planning Maze