Posts from the category: Physical

Brain Breaks! 10 Crossing the Midline Activities for Kids

Brain Break Ideas: 10 Crossing the Midline Brain Break Resources for home or classroom

Crossing the midline refers to one’s ability to reach across (with both arms and legs) the invisible line we could draw down the centre of the body. To be able to co-ordinate both sides of our body, we need to be able to cross that invisible line. Activities that encourage a child to cross the … [Read more...]

5 Funtastic Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

5 Funtastic Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers. SImple to set up and fun to play, the kids will love these!

Fine motor skills are such important skills for our little ones to develop but what exactly are fine motor skills and why do they matter anyway? Simply put gross motor skills involve the development of the large muscles required to perform skills such as jumping, hoping, balancing, throwing, … [Read more...]

Yoga for Kids: Sun Salutation for Kids

Yoga for Kids: Printable Sun Salutation Sequence

Today the very talented author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, is back with a fabulous yoga sequence to use with kids, and it's also available as a very handy printable. Enjoy! Sun salutations are the core to any yoga sequence. Practicing sun salutes with your children will: Help calm … [Read more...]

Make a School of Origami Fish: Easy Folding Instructions

Easy fold orgami fish

Whether you make just one or a while school, you'll have fun folding these origami fish! As origami requires children to slow down, to follow a sequence of instructions carefully and to use their fine motor skills, these origami fish are definitely a great challenge for school aged … [Read more...]

Yoga for Kids: A Walk Through the Garden

Garden Yoga for Kids: Free Printable Poster

Today I have once again teamed up with the very talented author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, to bring you a simple yoga sequence to use with children and a very handy printable. Enjoy! “Frogs!” “Butterflies!” “Caterpillars!” My daughter’s preschool classmates were all eager to … [Read more...]

Let Them Go Barefoot and 6 Other “Rules” for Play

Let them go barefoot and 6 more 'rules' for play. Why free play is so important for children and the 7 rules parents need to let them have more of it

This post is sponsored by Omo. Climb a tree. Make mud pies. Build a fort. Invent a game that lasts for days. Play in the rain. Camp out on the trampoline. How many of these do you remember doing as a child? Now look at the list again any tell me, when was the last time your children had a … [Read more...]

How Much is Too Much? Learning to Let Go and Let Children Take Risks

How much is too much? Learning to let go and let children take risks

"Can I, Mum, can I?" she asks with big, round eyes. Every fibre of my being wants to scream, “No,” or, “But be careful.” The protective instinct is super strong in this mama bear but instead I just nod and say, “Give it a go, if you want to.” It’s natural, of course, our protectiveness. And … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: How to Play Tails

Games for kids: How to play TAILS. Part of an awesome collection of active games for kids of all ages.

There are so many fun types of tag or chasey games and I love Tails Tag because the child has to be quick on their feet, thinking on the offense and the defence at the same time! It's great for getting children active with the potential to burn plenty of excess energy in a short time frame, and it … [Read more...]