Sample Letter to Superintendents - The Case for Recess

Sometimes we forget the role that recess plays in developing young minds and bodies. Schools are busy places, and teachers are busy people, so it's not surprising that recess is often the first thing to get cut or taken away as a form of punishment. In order to offer sensory- ..

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Why Walking Laps at Recess Time Isn't a Good Idea

I was in the middle of feeding my baby boy, when the phone rang. “I need your help,” the person on the other line said. It was an old friend of mine. “Our school is making it mandatory that the children walk laps during recess time.” She went on to te ..

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The UP side of being upside down

Did you know that being upside down actually helps you to be better on your feet? As pediatric occupational therapists, we actually have specific exercises that get children in an upside down position on purpose to help them gain better body awareness. Things like bowli ..

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Meet the Robinsons - A Highly Creative Family

"Everyone get OUT of the pool! A monster is coming out of the drain!" No this isn't from some bad sci-fi movie. This is a little boy's very active and healthy imagination. This little ingenious seven-year-old boy is the middle child of two very gifted sisters. In fact ..

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