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Fun Brain Breaks For Kindergarten and Preschool

Kids need physical activity and movement.  Fun brain breaks for kindergarten and preschool are some of my favorite things to share about.   To anyone working with children this is not shocking news.  That being said, teachers, parents, and therapists today run into a problem.  So much is demanded out of our children academically with test …

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Supportive Seating for the Classroom. A great resources for ideas and supportive seating suggestions. Great for special education, physical therapists, occupational therapists and beyond.

Supportive Classroom Seating -Alternative and Complex Classroom Seating Needs

I’m excited to welcome Nik Sell a school-based physical therapist to the blog today!  He will be sharing some great options for supportive classroom seating for alternative and complex classroom seating needs. Sitting. Sitting might seem like a pretty boring topic. Most of us spend a great deal of our day sitting. In a meeting. …

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Vertical Surface Activities for Gross Motor Skills

One of my favorite ways to do therapy with kids was using a vertical surface.  There are a ton of benefits to working on a vertical surface including wrist extension, spatial awareness, visual attentions, shoulder and elbow stability, core strength etc.  That being said, I also LOVED to use vertical surface activities to incorporate gross …

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Summer Gross Motor Planning - Free summer calendars

Summer Gross Motor Planning – Printable Summer Activity Calendars

Summer is just around the corner!  Hooray!  School is out and many therapists and parents are looking for simple and fun activities to do with their kids or to send home with their kids.  At Pink Oatmeal, is all about gross motor planning.  This means that there are motor planning calendars for summer available for …

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