These activities will offer practical, tangible tips for parents to target academic concepts through whole body movement and we hope to share as many aspects of learning as we can from preschool through the early elementary years.
Welcome back to the Brain Boosters: Active Learning Games for Kids series! We’re so excited about today’s post – an activity that combines learning with yoga poses for kids!
Today’s post comes from Chanda at Pink Oatmeal. Chanda has come up with a great way to combine movement and learning…Alphabet Yoga! Alphabet yoga is a fun way to get kids moving while learning their letters. Each pose is associated with a different letter of the alphabet. It’s a fun way to work on gross motor skills while learning!
Be sure to stop by for a visit at Pink Oatmeal today! Chanda has been a physical therapist for the past 7 years in the area of orthopedics and pediatrics. She is currently working in a public school system. At Pink Oatmeal, she blogs about her time as a mom, projects around the home, and of course ideas to promote motor development. She loves shopping, blogging, re-doing rooms in her home (over and over), and trying to make her garden grow.
Here at The Inspired Treehouse, we are big advocates of active learning for kids. To us, this means getting kids up out of those desks and inspiring them to move to learn!
This time of year, teachers, parents, and therapists everywhere are looking for new ideas to support active learning in kids, and we’re here to help! For the next several weeks, an awesome group of kids activities bloggers from all different backgrounds will be sharing their favorite movement-based learning activities for kids. New links will be added to the Brain Boosters series page as each post goes live week by week.
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Claire Heffron is co-author at The Inspired Treehouse and a pediatric occupational therapist in a preschool/primary school setting. She began her career with a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism but quickly changed course to pursue graduate studies in occupational therapy. She has been practicing therapy for 10 years in public and specialized preschool/primary school settings. She is a mom to three funny, noisy boys and relies on yoga, good food, and time outside to bring her back to center.