Is There a Loss of Spatial Awareness in Children?

Have you seen children who bump into their peers?  Maybe they have trouble determining their left from their right?  Perhaps you ask them to walk somewhere and they are completely unfamiliar with how to get there even though they have been there many times before? More and more children are using smartphones for longer hours and at a younger age.  Overuse of technology in children has been associated with many negative factors such as decreased physical activity, decreased social skills, and poor sleep quality.  Is it possible that smartphones are creating a loss of spatial awareness in children? 

Are Smartphones Creating a Loss of Spatial Awareness in Children? Have you seen children who bump into their peers?  Maybe they have trouble determining their left from their right?  Perhaps you ask them to walk somewhere and they are completely unfamiliar with how to get there even though they have been there many times before? […]

5 Ways to Develop Spatial Awareness

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Spatial awareness is the ability to understand and interact with the environment around you.  Whether it be avoiding obstacles when walking, reaching out to grab a pencil or determining left from right these are all examples of tasks that require spatial awareness.   Developing the skills to express and understand spatial skills are the first […]

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Block Play and Spatial Awareness

Developing the skills to express and understand spatial skills are the first step in understanding spatial ability and awareness such as math skills, visual perceptual skills and body awareness. Child Development published research on the importance of block play in over one hundred preschoolers. The children in the study who were better at copying block […]