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The Developmental Benefits of Practicing Ball Skills with your Child

The Developmental Benefits of Practicing Ball Skills with your Child | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
Ball skills are oftentimes overlooked as an activity only for boys, or only for athletic children.
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What I Love About Our Movement Group!

What I Love About Our Movement Group! | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
We are in the middle of our 3rd 6 week session for the movement group we have been doing called Motor Smart Kids!  Groups are not something we do a lot of in our practice but we started it mainly ...
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Pre-Crawling: Pivoting and Reversing

Pre-Crawling: Pivoting and Reversing | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
Before kids can learn to crawl they need to work on the components of crawling.  In addition to those components many of the kids learn how to commando (or belly) crawl first and in order to learn...
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Every motor skill builds on earlier skills.

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New device makes wheelchairs obsolete.

New device makes wheelchairs obsolete. | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
New device makes wheelchairs obsolete....
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Outdoor Math Hunt

Outdoor Math Hunt | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
Here is a fun outdoor game to practice math skills.  We have played this before using cards and vocabulary words but figured we would change it up and practice math.  It works just like a treasure hunt.1.  Head outdoors with sidewalk chalk.  Write...
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‘Grave Concerns’ About Popular Bumbo Baby Seat

‘Grave Concerns’ About Popular Bumbo Baby Seat | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note:  A few weeks ago a blog post about the Bumbo Seat was making the rounds on Pinterest.   This article from the Baltimore Sun examines the controversy surrounding the safety of the seat, which the manufacturer insists is perfectly … Continue...
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What Age A Child Should Master The Stairs

What Age A Child Should Master The Stairs | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
In today’s webisode a Pediatric Physical Therapist gives viewers a few guidelines for the ages a child should be able to alternate feet walking up and down stairs.
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Goodbye Corner Chair

Goodbye Corner Chair | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
Years ago when Noah was about 2, his physical and occupational therapists decided he needed a corner chair.
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Gross Motor Skill Activities (36-48 months)

Gross Motor Skill Activities (36-48 months) | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
This can improve body control, coordination, and not to mention listening skills (not a gross motor skill, but does anyone else like the idea of that!?!). :); Obstacle Course. Create an obstacle course for your children to crawl over ...
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2012 Dergin Tokmak"Dancing on Crutches"STIX Tanzen auf Kruecken

NO LIMITS WITH CRUTCHES www.stixsteps.de enjoy me at www.facebook.com/dergintokmak.stix WATCHOUT!!! The Book STIX "The Artist on Crutches" is coming out at 2...
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Chit Chat and Small Talk: Play Dough Mats and Other Fun Stuff from Pinterest

Chit Chat and Small Talk: Play Dough Mats and Other Fun Stuff from Pinterest | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it

fun with playdoh mats

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How yoga can wreck your body

How yoga can wreck your body | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
On a cold Saturday in early 2009, Glenn Black, a yoga teacher of nearly four decades, whose devoted clientele includes a number of celebrities and prominent gurus, was giving a master class at Sankalpah Yoga in Manhattan.
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Is the Bumbo a no-no?

Is the Bumbo a no-no? | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
The Bumbo baby seat is one controversial piece of polyurethane.  Do a quick google search for “Bumbo seat” and you’ll see what I mean.  Mommy blogs and parenting forums are full...
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Creating Accessible Gardens Webinar

Creating Accessible Gardens Webinar | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
New York State Department of Health is sponsoring a webinar on March 22nd entitled: Strategies for Creating Accessible Gardens.  It is at 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time.  If you work with individuals with disabilities this looks like a nice free...
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What if the Pediatrician Tells Me That Some Children Just Develop More Slowly?

What if the Pediatrician Tells Me That Some Children Just Develop More Slowly? | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
Children do develop at different rates.  Any parent who has had even a casual conversation with other parents on the playground knows that some children develop different skills at different ages.  Perhaps your toddler is working gross motor skills...
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The Elks

The Elks | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
Last June, we were given a tip by another parent that our local Elks lodge would help pay for equipment and such that insurance wouldn't pay for.
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Therapeutic Weighted Belts Improve Body Awareness, Self-Control & Relaxation in Autistic and ADHD Children and Adults

Therapeutic Weighted Belts Improve Body Awareness, Self-Control & Relaxation in Autistic and ADHD Children and Adults | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
Two new weighted therapy belts are shown to promote self-calming, balance, and increased body awareness by enhancing proprioceptive feedback.
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Beyond the First Jump

Beyond the First Jump | Gross Motor and Motor Planning | Scoop.it
      I love working with kiddos on learning how to jump.  And then they finally master their first jump all by themselves and I want to jump with them (I usually do).  I get so excited that I forget there can be so much more to jumping.  Don’t...
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