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Home Programs For Physical and Occupational Therapists

Home Programs For Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

In my past work as a school based physical therapist, the programming I did was for the school day.  My daily plans often times followed different themes and seasons based on the time of the school year.   We are now at at time where many teachers (of all types), school based physical therapists and occupational …

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November Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activities

November Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activity Planning

With November nearly here, it’s time to start thinking about November gross motor and fine motor activities planning! In true Pink Oatmeal fashion, the November motor planning ideas are all about themes.  The themes for the month include Thanksgiving, Football, Dinosaur and Transportation.  If you want even more theme ideas be sure to check out …

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Movement Breaks In The Classroom

Movement Breaks In The Classroom

Movement breaks in the classroom can provide numerous benefits to children, including improved attention, improved ability to regulate emotions, and an increase in cognitive skills. When we consider the demands a child must meet in order to be successful in the classroom, there are several and oftentimes, they are required to utilize various skills simultaneously. …

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Adapted Physical Activity Ideas For Kids

Adapted Physical Activity Ideas For Kids

It is generally well-known that the benefits of physical activity and exercise for children are wide-ranging. Physical activity can help children maintain attention, sleep more effectively, maintain a healthy body weight, improve mental and emotional health, and perform better overall in educational activities. However, children with special needs may face unique barriers when it comes …

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Community Helpers Theme -Movement Stations

Community Helpers Theme – Movement Activities

Community helpers are a very popular theme in the preschool setting or kindergarten classroom.  This theme involves discussing all of the different helpers out in the community.  Adding gross motor or movement to this theme can easily be done through yoga/movement cards or setting up movement stations.  Check out these different ideas for adding movement …

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