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Incorporating Movement Into Morning Meeting

The research is out there.  We all know how important it is to incorporate physical activity and learning.  Just think of these stats. Active kids are 20% more likely to earn an A in math or English.  In active kids standardized test scores increased 6% over 3 years. Just One Physically Active Lesson Creates a 13% increase in a child’s physical activity for …

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Stander Resources - Pink Oatmeal

Stander Resources

When I started as a physical therapist in the school system I wish I had known about all the different resources for standers.  Coming from a clinical based practice it was a whole new world for me.  I was learning about IEP’s, special education, and all sorts of different equipment.  One thing that I really …

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Matching With Movement – Football Themed Freebie

Football season is upon us.  It’s in full force at our house.  Vikings, Gophers, and the local high school teams are the weekend excitement around here.  In the spirit of football season I’ve created a matching game with a football theme.  Of course, the football matching game also has a movement component.  It’s a fun …

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Halloween Movement and Fitness Resources

Halloween is a fun filled holiday full of candy, costumes, and parties.  Halloween is also a great time to encourage 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 …

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Tabata Workout

Tabata Workout For The Classroom and Therapy

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.

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