The Action Memory Game is a fun way for kids to exercise their brain and thier body. It is perfect for quick brain breaks at school, home, or during a therapy session and there is no need for any equipment. This simple action memory game is so much fun to play! It’s perfect for kids […]
Motor Learning in Children Do you ever find that a child may learn a new motor skill (i.e. skipping) only to forget it rather quickly? Or perhaps you teach a child a new skill and he/she remembers how to execute it for a long time (i.e. bike riding)? There are many reasons why the body […]
Simon Says Motor Memory Challenge Free Printable Do you need a challenging motor memory and body awareness activity? This Simon Says Motor Memory Challenge game is a super easy activity to prepare although it is not so super easy to play. Challenge yourself to see if you can remember all the moves. Here is how […]
During therapy sessions, we frequently break down activities into smaller parts or chunks to make it easier for children to learn new motor or life skills. As the child progresses with those individual parts of the skill, the child then practices the entire activity as a whole. Sometimes this is done in an isolated environment […]
Here is a freebie page from Personal Space Journey which is a collection of activities to teach children about maintaining personal space. You can download the body cards at https://www.yourtherapysource.com/personalspacejourneyfreebie.html Here are some suggestions to use the cards for: 1. Musical Body Poses: Scatter the cards around the room. Move to music. Turn the music off. […]
At the University of Arizona there is the Embodied Games for Learning Lab. The lab is creating games for K-12 classrooms that include movement with learning. The researchers have found that students retain information better when they use their whole body to learn the information.One of the lead researchers, Mina Johnson-Glenberg, states that “Our controlled […]
There are constantly new apps coming out for the iphone and ipad. Here is a cute one that actually involves physical movement – Move Like Me. This game is suitable for young children to practice copying movement patterns and motor memory. Basically, the child picks a character. That character then performs a simple movement (hop, […]
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