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Tip 1: Heavy work assists with emotional regulation

This blog has some great information about how ‘heavy work’ works and some activity ideas. This is important for some children to help with their emotional regulation

Lauren O’Sullivan
Occupational Therapist


40 Heavy Work Activities for Kids

Our body has an internal sense known as “proprioception,” which is basically our sense of body awareness. Our body senses proprioception through messages sent to the brain from sensory receptors in our muscles and joints.

Tip 2: Below are some great strategies for calming and improving focus:

From Natalie Clarke, Kerelyn Mahoney, Annette Smith

  • Yoga
  • Trampoline
  • Walk
  • Skip
  • Dancing
  • Swings
  • Brain Gym
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Wii dance or sports

The Official Brain Gym Website

Welcome to Brain Gym – Educational Kinesiology. We are a worldwide network dedicated to enhancing living and learning through the science of movement.

Trampolines Are Good Therapy

Trampolines Are Good Therapy

Yoga For Kids: Free Printable Poster Collection | Childhood101

Our printable Yoga for Kids sequences are a hit with parents and teachers alike. Developed in partnership with the wonderfully talented Giselle of Kids Yoga Stories, these posters are free to print and enjoy (personal, non-commercial use only). Click on the individual poster below to download and print.

Autism spectrum disorders and motor skills | Skills for Action

Children on the autistic spectrum often have difficulties with posture, coordination and motor planning. In fact recent studies show that movement difficulties are very common in children on the spectrum.

11 Benefits of Jumping Jacks That Will Have You Jumping All Day

If you have ever wondered why it is that people do jumping jacks, other than looking funny jumping in place, there is actually a pretty good reason for it, or more accurately there are 11 reasons for it.

9 Benefits of Soccer That Will Have You Kicking Balls All Day Long

If you have never played the great game of soccer before, you really might want to consider giving it a try. Soccer is a really fun sport that everybody can play, it can be played pretty much anywhere, and it doesn’t cost much to play either.

Home – T-Tapp

Posture Power – Maintaining the T-Tapp Stance during movement can immediately increase heart rate and maximize muscle activation even more. Because of this all T-Tapp workouts provide strength training and aerobic conditioning at the same time without the use of equipment or impact.

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