As a teacher I always pondered on why children, including myself, had to fidget or draw or move while listening to a lecture. It wasn't until I did my Waldorf Teacher training that I understood why! We have systems in our body that feed information to our brain, letting our brain know where our body… Continue reading How Movement Can Make You Smarter!
I love "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep!" This movement circle puts a lot of pressure on the wrists, when the feet are being kicked up. This pressure on the joints helps with the proprioceptive system. Stimulating the proprioceptive nerves feeds information to the brain. It tells the brain where the body is in space. This permits… Continue reading Relax with “Three Bags Full”
I just love "Hickory, Dickory, Dock!" You can start this movement (video below) when your baby is very young! I started this with Christina when she was two months old! Crossing the midline is fantastic for building pathways between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. It just boils down to helping your child… Continue reading Neuro-mouse saves the day!
"Peas Porridge" is wonderful for crossing the midline! The video below shows how fun and easy it can be! Who knew 9 day old soup was brain food?! "Jack Be Nimble" is great for learning to balance on one foot. Don't be afraid to fall though! Did you know that each time you fall, you… Continue reading Stir That Pot!
Tasting everything is a sure way to get your mommy to find a better alternative to playdough! I love this recipe! The only drawback is that I think she likes the flavor! Ingredients: 1 cup of Gluten Free flour 1/2 cup to 1 1/2 cups of Tapioca flour (keep adding until the dough is no… Continue reading Gluten Free, Corn Free, Beet-Dyed Play Dough
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the kings horses and all the kings men They couldn't put Humpty together again It is very sad that no one could help Mr. Dumpty, not even the King's horses or his men! What was it that got shattered in Humpty? Could… Continue reading Poor Humpty Dumpty… or Was It Good For Him?
The children are happily humming along, going about their day, doing their good work and taking cooking breaks! Exploring different aromas and tasting just a crumb of something new helps our little ones be brave in their own little ways. October is the month of courage! Halloween offers us an opportunity to be strong and… Continue reading A Peek Into Fun October Happenings In My Classroom!
This dough is perfect for classroom, I particularly love to see how engaged the children are with rolling it out and making shapes. Our little children are at a time in their lives where moving is the most important activity for them. From gross motor skills to fine motor skills they are developing and building… Continue reading Salt Dough Peace Sign for International Day of Peace!