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Behavior Problems in the Classroom? Research says increase physical activity!

Do you have behavior problems in the classroom? Recent research indicates that increasing physical activity may help.

Do you have behavior problems in the classroom? Recent research indicates that increasing physical activity may help.  Sounds easy right? Well, how much physical activity? What kind of physical activity? These are all important details that need to be looked at closer when we look at strategies for behavior problems in the classroom. Previous research […]

Animal Exercises for Kids – Free Printables

If you need a quick and simple brain break activity that encourage movement and self-regulation, check out these animal exercises for kids!

If you need a quick and simple brain break activity that encourage movement and self-regulation, check out these animal exercises for kids!  There are three free printables you can download at the bottom of this blog post. Benefits of Physical Activity for Kids Yes, of course, exercise is important for the healthy development of children.  […]

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Classroom Transition Ideas – 10 Tips To Improve Transition Time

Transitioning from one activity to the next requires an extensive amount of skills. Teachers and school staff need help for classroom transition ideas.

Do you have students who have difficulty transitioning from one activity to another?  Maybe they have a hard time transitioning from the classroom to the therapy room or special class. There are many reasons why a student may have trouble with transitions.  Think about all the skills needed for successful transitions: listening skills: students need […]

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Brain Breaks for the Classroom

Do you need quick and easy brain breaks for the classroom? You can download two FREE printables that are perfect for the classroom.

Do you need quick and easy brain breaks for the classroom? You can download two FREE printables that are perfect for the classroom. These activities encourage self-regulation, body awareness, coordination, physical activity and balance all on one page. These freebies are from the complete Roll Some Fun digital download that includes 30 no-prep, boredom busting brain […]

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Deep Breathing Exercises for Children

There are many benefits of deep breathing exercises for children.  Not only will they help children but the adults who are leading the deep breathing exercises will also benefit.  10 Benefits of Deep Breathing Exercises for Children Decreases stress. Reduces anxiety. Helps you to remain calm. Strengthens sustained attention. Sharpens the ability to focus and learn. […]

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Strategies to Support Gross Motor Skills in the Classroom

Embedding motor skill activities into the preschool classroom is so important to help children develop postural control, locomotor skills, and coordination skills.  Here are 5 strategies to support gross motor skills in the classroom.

5 Strategies to Support Gross Motor Skills in the Classroom Embedding motor skill activities into the preschool classroom is so important to help children develop postural control, locomotor skills, and coordination skills.  When children are able to maintain an upright posture, participate in physical activities and demonstrate eye-hand coordination skills, it is beneficial for functional learning in school.  […]

10 FREE Winter Olympic Brain Break Ideas

10 FREE Winter Olympic Brain Break Ideas The Winter Olympics are quickly approaching.  It’s a great time to add more movement into the classroom with brain breaks. These quick brain breaks can be highly motivating for the class during an Olympic year. Here are 10 FREE Winter Olympic brain break ideas: Downhill skiing – Pretend to downhill […]