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3 Movement Activities Using Paper Plates

As pediatric therapists, we are always on the look out for light weight, compact movement ideas.  Here are 3 simple ideas using paper plates.  These physical activities for kids are fun and when you are done simply stack the paper plates on top of each other and put in your bag! IDEA #1 – PAPER […]

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Extra Physical Activity and Academic Achievement

Research on the impact of physical activity intervention program on academic achievement was published in the Journal of School Health. The study provided 408 twelve year olds with an additional two hours per week of extra play and motion activities. The control groups were three different schools (matched for male/female ratio, average level of income, […]

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4 Free Summer Printables for Motor Skills

Need a summer motor activity in a hurry?  Check out these freebies: 1.  Watermelon Multisensory Handwriting Activity Page at http://yourtherapysource.com/mssummerfreebie.html 2.  Hand Out on Fun Physical Activities for the Summer at http://yourtherapysource.com/summerfree.html 3.  Summer Tic Tac Toe at http://yourtherapysource.com/summerfitnessfreebie.html 4.  Outdoor Bingo at http://yourtherapysource.com/fmsummerfree.html Happy Summer!

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Exercise Rocks!

Make some exercise rocks!  Here the kids thought of some exercises and we wrote them on smooth rocks with metallic pens.  Try these activities: 1.  Scavenger Hunt:  hide the rocks outdoors.  When you find a rock perform 10 of the exercises on the rock and then return it to start.  The person or team with […]

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March Madness Physical Activity Brackets

  Here is a fun activity to go along with March Madness.  Have the children and/or school staff vote for their favorite physical activity or therapy activity.  You could actually use these brackets any time of year to gauge what physical activity or therapy activity children enjoy the most.  It also helps to give the […]

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5 Steps to Promote Participation of Children with Disabilities in Physical Activities

This week on the blog the focus will be on exercise participation and children with disabilities.  The recommended amount of physical activity daily for children is at least 60 minutes per day. This can be difficult to accomplish for any children with the busy schedules that face this young generation today. For children with disabilities, […]

5 Make and Take Ideas for Summer

Here is a fun idea – have kids create their own activities to do over the summer break.  Start now during part of a therapy session to assemble and teach students some games or activities that they can do over the summer for carry over of therapy skills and to keep them busy.  Once you […]