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Start the Summer with a Splash: Water play is both fun and beneficial for your child. Water is naturally resistive, which makes it so great for strengthening. Additionally, water provides uniform pressure to the whole body, which facilitates body awareness and sense of body position in space. These activities and toys are best for younger children or those children who are tentative about entering a big pool since they can be done outside the pool or in a small, child-sized p
What is it? MetroTimer (iPhone/iPad app; Free) is a digital metronome. A metronome is used to keep a steady beat and typically used by musicians to help improve rhythm, timing and speed. This metronome can be set to a speed ranging from 40 bpm (beats-per-minute) to 208 bpm. There are eight options of metronome sounds and a flashing light (optional) accompanies the sound of the beat. What can a metronome help my child achieve? Attention Engagement Processing Speed Motor Planni
COORDINATION GAMES FOR EVERY AGE These days the warm weather keeps us outside longer. Whether you’re at a playground or playing in your own backyard, there are lots of fun games that you can play that can help improve gross motor coordination, balance, bilateral integration, eye-hand coordination, and core strength. Hopscotch: Use the hopscotch in the playground or draw your own with chalk. It is a challenge to hop and balance on one foot and it requires smooth coordination.
Now that the weather is warm, I find that I am spending as many afternoons as possible outdoors with my children. One of their favorite past-times is to make water balloons. Listed below are some of the therapeutic benefits of this fun activity suited for children of all ages. To challenge your child’s fine motor coordination place the balloon on the tip of the pump, using the “pinch fingers” (thumbs and index fingers). To fill the balloon once it is in place, be sure that yo