Have you noticed a change in children being ready to start school? With the decrease in outdoor play and the increase in screen time, many children are just not physically ready to participate in school. The Get Fit for School webinar entitled “Popcorn and Animals Make My Muscles Strong!” can help educate parents, teachers, and therapists on how we can effectively prepare children physically for success at school!
The instructor, Ingrid C. King MScOT, BOT, developed this webinar to teach you how to use a play-based approach to help children get fit for school.
Information about this Get Fit for School Webinar–
- includes over 50 creative, therapeutic play-based activities including play ideas with friends.
- developmental approach with a focus on core, upper body, wrist and hand strength using exercise play, vertical play, and finger play activities.
- covers brief anatomy explanations with red flag indicators, plus some therapeutic tips e.g. ‘what to do when a child swaps hands?’
- has interactive components e.g. ‘try this now’, ‘watch this video and do the actions too’ etc.
Details about access to the Get Fit for School Webinar:
- the information to access the webinar and the handouts are delivered electronically immediately following payment.
- the 75-minute webinar can be viewed on demand.
- also includes a 14 page PDF handout with active links to over 20 helpful internet sites.
- complete a short form at the end of the webinar to receive a participation certificate.
Who is the Get Fit for School webinar suitable for?
- ideal for occupational therapists needing inclusion and “push-in therapy” ideas to include all children in preschool, and kindergarten contexts (4 to 6 years).
- suitable for early childhood educators looking for a developmental approach.
- helpful for parents wanting to prepare their children for school and parents of children who need support to develop their motor skills.
Therapists, teachers, and parents can learn to help young children with the Get Fit for School webinar because in just 75 minutes it will teach you how to prepare children physically for success at school through a play-based approach!
“Amazing! Full of practical ideas for us to take away, thank you!”
“Very relevant, realistic and inspiring.”
“Thank you so much for your expertise, the content was perfect! The feedback from my team has been incredibly positive.”
“Very well presented! Great activities to use to develop gross and fine motor. I will definitely be looking at all the websites provided in the handout.”
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