Article via Psychology Today. Looking for help with handwriting? Our after school group starts March 27. Have you ever tried to read your physician’s prescriptions? Children increasingly print their writing because they don’t know cursive or theirs is simply unreadable. I have a middle-school grandson who has trouble reading his own cursive. Grandparents may find … Continue reading Why writing by hand could make you smarter
The American Academy of Pediatrics has put out a great position paper advising on the place of toys in a child's life and what types of toys are best. This point is great: Recognize that one of the most important purposes of play with toys, especially in infancy, is not educational but rather to facilitate … Continue reading Choosing toys that support healthy development
An article in the Washington Post has highlighted a new theory into some diagnoses of ADHD - they may actually be an undiagnosed sleep disorder instead. Growing evidence suggests that a segment of children with ADHD are misdiagnosed and actually suffer from insufficient sleep, insomnia, obstructed breathing or another known sleep disorder. But the most paradigm-challenging idea … Continue reading Sleep disorders & behavioral issues
Play is so fundamental to our work here. It's the natural way for children to learn about their world. But play is equally important for adults. The importance of play for children is well documented. Now researchers are turning their attention to its possible benefits for adults. What they’re finding is that play isn’t just … Continue reading Play is important for kids…and adults!
Brain gym is a series of fun and energizing exercises designed to prepare the brain and body for a more efficient pattern of movement, learning and communication promoting whole brain processing and balance in a stress-free environment. Learning Objectives: Summarize whole brain integration through whole body movement Describe the role of the 26 brain gym … Continue reading Brain Gym Workshop April 6-8
Our Handwriting and Yoga Camps are ideal for kids between the ages of 5-10 who need improvement in writing legibility, are having issues with letter reversals and need to work on developing cursive skills. We will be using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum which was developed by occupational therapists. To lay the foundation for good handwriting, … Continue reading Handwriting & Yoga Summer Camps June 2016