Why writing by hand could make you smarter

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 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