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Simon Says Motor Memory Challenge Free Printable

Motor Memory Challenge

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 […]

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Why Do Children Need Opportunities to Use New Motor Skills They Learn?

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 […]

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Help Children to Develop Motor Maps of Their Surroundings

Many pediatric occupational and physical therapists work with children who exhibit decreased sensory processing such as decreased body awareness, motor planning and proprioception. These difficulties of sensing where a child is in space can interfere with motor skill development, peer interaction and safety. We are all familiar with therapy sessions that focus on proprioceptive input, […]

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Personal Space Journey – Body Awareness Freebie

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 http://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. […]

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Using Whole Body Movement to Help with Knowledge Retention

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 […]

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3 Tips to Improve Motor Memory

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 has better muscle memory […]

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Motor Memory and Motor Planning App

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, […]