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3 Group Games to Help with Self-Regulation Skills

3 group games for self regulation from www.YourTherapySource.blogspot.comMore and more research indicates that children with strong self regulation skills in preschool and kindergarten do significantly better on math, reading and vocabulary skills.  In addition, children who lack self regulation exhibit excessive weight gain.   Below are 3 group games to help children develop self regulation skills.  These activities work great for indoor recess ideas or for a quick brain break!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Game for Self Regulation from www.YourTherapySource.com/blog1Peanut Butter and Jelly Game

Encourage eye hand coordination, motor timing and motor planning and practice self regulation skills with this group game.  All you need are two different sized balls.  Find out how to play at http://yourtherapysource.com/freepbj.html

Listen for the CodeListen for the Code game for self regulation from www.YourTherapySource.com/blog1

Children have to remain quiet and calm as they listen for the code to indicate what motor skills should be completed.  Read how to play here http://yourtherapysource.com/freecode.html

Color Ballcolor ball game for self regulation skills from www.YourTherapySource.blogspot.com

Encourage following motor commands, motor memory and coordination skills.  Practice self regulation skills.  Read how to play here http://yourtherapysource.com/freecolorball.html

[subscribe2]Self Regulation Flash Cards www.YourTherapySource.com Adventure Skill – Self-Regulation Flash Cards
By:  Move with Me

Summary: This 16 Flash Card Set in printable PDF format – includes health lessons and self-regulation techniques that combine creative movement, yoga and Brain Gym(R).

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Oregon State University (2009, June 9). Self-regulation Game Predicts Kindergarten Achievement. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 9, 2009, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2009/06/090608162547.htm