Legos are one of my favorite centers. Legos teach a lot of different skills. Visual Scanning skills are needed to find that certain piece Visual Spatial skills as a child figures out where a piece goes Visual Organization skills develop as one understands how things are put together Imitation Skills skills are needed to copy
The school year has started and I have decided to incorporate more midline crossing tasks into my students’ day. These are my favorite for kids in kindergarten and above. I love tasks using the infinity sign. It is easy to do on a dry erase or use different colored markers to make an infinity rainbow.
I am a great fan of animal walks. Kids love them and they help develop so many skills. When I ran across this blog post, I had to share. “Gross motor skills are such an important part of the healthy development and children of all ages. In fact, gross motor activities not only get the
It takes less than 15 minutes for a pressure sore to develop. It takes a minimum of 32 hours (1-2 times a week for 16 weeks) for a pressure sore to heal. That is a 30 minute trip to the wound care facility and a 60 minutes wound care visit. And that is for a
It is time for school to start and once again, kids are going to be struggling to focus. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Sixty minutes, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using
As soon as the child is able to balance independently in sitting, make sitting on the toilet part of the everyday routine. I mean way before potty training. Start with a closed lid. I.e. During the morning routine, the child sits on the toilet as you change their pants. Repeat in the evening. As greater
“Marcus dislikes puzzles because they do not interested him!” This is what I recently heard from Marcus’s father. We were involved in puzzle centers and dad was sure Marcus could complete the presented, twenty-four piece puzzles; if he wanted to. They have puzzles at home and Marcus can put those together. Marcus has several puzzle apps