CRAB WALKING - A MOVING CHILD IS A LEARNING CHILD. Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. Here at Moving Smart™ we foster children’s natural, move-to-learn style, while helping parents and teachers understand the comprehensive benefits of all that wiggling! So let's get moving!

Lots of fun gross motor activities for kids

"Ironically, many children are walking around with an underdeveloped vestibular (balance) system today--due to restricted movement. In order to develop a strong balance system, children need to move their body in all directions, for hours at a time. Just like with exercising, they need to do this more than just once-a-week in order to reap the benefits. Therefore, having soccer practice once or twice a week is likely not enough movement for the child to develop a strong sensory system."

using two lines, children walk with their feet on one and their hands on the other at the same time

Wheelbarrow walking

Pre writing

activities to develop handwriting skills, plus recommended apps and resources

How eye/hand coordination helps little ones learn to read!

15 Animal Walks for Sensory Diet | Love these indoor kids exercises for getting kids moving and encouraging pretend play!

Fine Motor Rainbow Ball Game from Still Playing School. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources pinterest.com/sostherapy/.

Walking the S - Great kinesthetic activity for kids learning the alphabet. Works with any letter. Have child walk heel-toe, heel toe and maneuver the S like a balance beam. Special needs, preschool, kindergarten, homeschool, alphabet fun

A core strengthening exercise that you will often see in therapy gyms. It's awesome for all over strengthening and it's FUN! See our video demonstration. #corestrengtheningforkids #strengtheningforkids #videodemo #childdevelopment #pedipt

Eye-foot coordination, crossing midline, visual focus and fun - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit http://ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

Take the photo and then ask youngsters to use it as a writing prompt for explanatory/informative writing.

Teaching Strategies mini-poster "Objectives for Development & Learning" Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. (3.4 Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)

Encouraging Speech with Songs, Rhymes & Puppets and free printable #homeschool #speech Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources pinterest.com/sostherapy/.

Get moving with this upper case/lower case letter Ice Cream ABCs Game

Kid Conversation Starters 2

Moving Smart: "M" IS FOR MONKEYBARS: Getting Ready for Writing

Fun spin song- Vestibular

Easy OT Activities For Crossing The Midline by "OT Mom Learning Activities". Pinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at http://pinterest.com/sostherapy for therapy resources.