Pumpkins for Learning
I love October. Yes, the trees look fabulous wearing their brilliant regalia, but as a facilitator in early childhood education, the season offers a panoply of themes to build: Fine motor Skills Visual Motor Skills Spatial Reasoning Skills Tactile Discrimination Today I begin with a favorite: Drawing Pumpkins A pumpkin is essentially a circle (or [...]
As the sultry summer days pile on, I count the number of beach days left. I also begin thinking about cooler days and the chance to start riding my bike with fewer vacationers clogging the roads as they rush to the beach. Cycling has been a life long activity for me. I straddled and began [...]
Let’s Play Ball! Thoughts on C...
Opening day has come and gone. Kids and parents are in full swing with baseball practice and games. While the frenzy of carpools and schedules preoccupy many families, it is important to pause, take a breath and remember what is so important about playing baseball. In fact, all youth sports provide amazing opportunities for personal [...]
Strength Training for Older Kids
We know that the best way to get children 0-7 years old strong is to go outside and PLAY PLAY PLAY. And if the weather makes this impossible (Are we remembering this winter???) then drag out blankets, pillows and your imagination and PLAY PLAY PLAY. But once kids reach “Intro to Formal Sports” age (7-8 [...]
Sitting Positions for Strength and Ba...
After posting “Positioning for Strength” last week, questions arose about how to get the baby from square one to five…or something like that. In short, delving into positioning a little further might be helpful. Everyone looks forward to the time that baby can sit up alone, so I thought I’d start with sitting strategies. [...]