How Meditation Can Help Kids

In this blog post on the NY Times, the author discusses new research around the benefits of meditation for children: These investigations...illustrate how meditative practices have the potential to actually change the structure and function of the brain in ways that foster academic success. Fundamental principles of neuroscience suggest that meditation can have its greatest impact … Continue reading How Meditation Can Help Kids

The Importance of Play

The importance of play for children before the age of 7 should not be underestimated. Outdoor, unstructured play is particularly important for children to develop the social-emotional tools they need to navigate life successfully. In a blog post by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, she recounts an interview she conducted with a highly experienced preschool teacher: … Continue reading The Importance of Play

How creeping and crawling influence children’s first step in education

This article by Sheila Wayman for The Irish Times, published June 2, 2015, explains very well how movement and learning are linked. At Solaris, we work with children to help them integrate reflexes and build a strong physical 'base' to support learning and social interactions. Link to original. ‘Grey-area’ children, who are not physically developed, may … Continue reading How creeping and crawling influence children’s first step in education