Gross Motor Skills For Preschoolers – 3 Ways to Embed Physical Activity

In order to meet the 2 hour recommendation for physical activity, gross motor skills for preschoolers should be encouraged throughout the day.

Did you know that The National Association for Sport and Physical Education recommends that preschoolers engage in at least 120 minutes of structured and unstructured physical activities each day? In order to meet these recommendations, gross motor skills for preschoolers should be encouraged throughout the day. Gross motor skills such as running, jumping, and skipping […]

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Self-Regulation in Preschoolers: Tips, Activities and More!

Active play, sensory exploration, and self-care exercises are whole child activities that develop self-regulation in preschoolers and support all other learning.

Active play, sensory exploration, and self-care exercises are whole child activities that develop self-regulation in preschoolers and support all other learning.  The more movement and mindfulness are integrated into early childhood education, the greater the development of focus and executive function!   In the face of the compartmentalization of learning with domains and standards needing to […]

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How to Deal with Challenging Behaviors in Preschool

Recent research discovered a novel and fun idea for how to deal with challenging behaviors in preschool and the results lasted for 12 months!

Do you struggle to manage challenging behaviors in preschoolers? The academic expectations in preschool continue to advance leaving some children to “act out” or have trouble following the school routine. Perhaps you have tried behavior interventions like reward charts or positive behavior supports but nothing seems to make a difference. Considering that self-regulation skills and […]

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Free Preschool Sign-In Sheet – Developmentally Appropriate

This FREE preschool sign-in sheet is developmentally appropriate for the early preschool years to help children practice writing lines.

Many preschool classrooms have children sign in each day by writing their first name. For some students this is achievable but for many it encourages poor handwriting habits. During the early preschool years, children are not developmentally ready to form letters. This FREE preschool sign-in sheet is developmentally appropriate for the early preschool years to […]

Screen Time and Young Children – Are today’s children ready for school?

Screen time and young children: majority of professionals and parents agree that screen time is negatively affecting a child's ability to be ready for school.

For the past two months, we asked professionals and parents questions about screen time and young children in order to determine if today’s children are physically ready for school. Children’s readiness for school, according to the National Education Goals Panel, consists of the following elements: physical health and motor development, social and emotional development, approaches […]

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How Often Should PreK Students Have Movement Groups?

School-based occupational and physical therapists frequently recommend and educate PreK teachers on the benefits of motor skill activities throughout the day.  An important question to answer is how often should preK students have movement groups?

School-based occupational and physical therapists frequently recommend and educate PreK teachers on the benefits of motor skill activities throughout the day.  An important question to answer is how often should preK students have movement groups?  A systemic research review was conducted on exploring the relationship between fundamental motor skill interventions and physical activity levels in […]