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Superlative article on Parachute play and the many ways to use it with young children (outlines benefits for children w special needs, too) Clever parachute game for Itsy Bitsy spider to cross midline! Love, love, love our parachute!!

from Uncle Sam's

Parachute Games For Kids

Parachute Games aren't just for Gym Class - Try out these parachute games and get your kids outdoors!

from The Inspired Treehouse

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES AGES 3-5

Developmental Milestones ages 3 to 5 chart. What child development skills you can expect will be mastered between these ages.

Playing the WRITE way: great article on how/why gross motor play is important for the development of writing. Also gives great ideas for such gross motor play. Love it!

from A Day In Our Shoes

25 inexpensive light play and sensory play ideas for kids

Building a sensory den, sensory play area or light play area doesn't have to be expensive. Here are some ideas that any parent or teacher can do.

from Pre-K Pages

Hand Dominance Understanding Motor Development

Understanding Motor Development in Children: Hand Dominance. How do children become left-handed or right-handed? Learn from an expert in the field of occupational therapy!

from NurtureStore

parachute play ideas

Parachute games: fun active play ideas for healthy kids

Excellent visual for students of the cup game with Sousa's Washington Post March. Another pinner said: "I use "I've been to Haarlem," and have used "Maple Leaf Rag," but I like this listening activity as well!"

from An Everyday Story

20 Ways to Raise a Child with Special Needs

20 Ways to Raise a Child with Special Needs *Teach them Independence... Always be their advocate...Help them to believe they have something to say...(View only)

Itsy Bitsy Spider Rap.... the K-2's looooove this video!! I use it in Music class a lot, but can be great for a wiggle break for other times of the day too! :)