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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Part 1: Children don't need formal exercise - just PLAY!

The days are getting longer. The snow is melting. Spring is FINALLY here! We can all rejoice in the sun and warmer weather. Feeling extra giddy about the nice weather, I surprised my five-year-old daughter by playing on the monkey bars in our backyard. I must have looked ..

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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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