Halloween is a fun filled holiday full of candy, costumes, and parties. Halloween is also a great time to encouragement movement in the classroom, home, or therapy. Adding a Halloween theme can make movement at Halloween fun for the kids. Movement is also perfect to add into a Halloween party or use Halloween themed brain breaks for the entire month of October. Make movement and Halloween go together!
One of my favorite fitness activities has become Tabata workouts. Tabata workouts are intense, short duration training that follows a specific format. The name Tabata comes from the doctor and researcher that came up with the workout. The Tabata workout is quick and effective making it a nice option to incorporate into the home, classroom and therapy.
I recently had the opportunity to review Sensory Processing 101 (affiliate). As a physical therapist this sparked my interest and I hoped it would give me more ideas to use in my practice. This book is an awesome resource written from a parent and educator perspective as well as a therapist perspective. It gave me […]
I love the movie Grease! I used to watch it quite often when I was younger. I thought it would be so cool to live in that time where drive-ins, jukeboxes, and poodle skirts were all the rage. I also love that the 50’s can easily be integrated into gross motor and brain break ideas. […]
I have been on a crazy organizing spree the last few days. Our closets and a few of our cupboards are absolutely driving me nuts. I can’t find anything and it looks like something exploded. So, I finally took it upon myself to do something about it. I started with our closets which were […]
Pirates seem to be quite a popular theme with the kids that I’ve worked with in the schools. What I like about the pirate theme is that it is quite easy to incorporate into movement. Pirates search for treasure, sail on boats, walk the plank, read maps etc. All of which can be incorporated into movement […]
I love the fall! If only winter didn’t follow… The start of fall also means the start of the school year around here. One of my activities to work on strength, range of motion, and body awareness with my kids is different yoga poses. A fall theme can easily be integrated into yoga poses making […]