Bilateral Coordination: what is it and why is it important?

Bilateral Coordination: what is it and why is it important?

Bilateral Coordination What is it? Bilateral coordination refers to moving both sides of the body together, in intentional and accurate ways. It is a good indicator that both sides of the brain are communicating and charing information effectively. Bilateral coordination can be: Symmetrical: coordinating both sides of the body to do the same movement (such as […]

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Teaching Kids to Hop

Teaching Kids to Hop

Hopping Skills Hopping can be a very tricky task for kids to figure out. It takes a combination of leg strength, balance, and coordination of the upper and lower body to gain enough momentum for foot clearance. Click here to watch the video from our physical therapist sharing these hopping games. Here are some fun […]

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Physical Fitness Month Activity

Physical Fitness Month Activity

Happy National Physical Fitness Month  May is National Physical Fitness month, a time to highlight the importance of staying active through sports and other fitness activities. In lieu of physical fitness month, we wanted to bring you a fun physical activity you can do with your students and children to help develop strength, coordination, balance […]

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Springtime Movement Activity

Springtime Movement Activity

Let’s put some Spring into your step!   Spring has sprung and what better way to work on our child’s gross motor abilities then outside with a fun movement activity. This activity consists of both fine and gross motor skill building activities while addressing the key motor milestones for your child’s gross motor development.  Check […]

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Tips & Tricks for Zippering

Tips & Tricks for Zippering

Let’s Talk About Zippers! Mastering dressing and fastener skills are important steps toward independence for any child. Zipping involves important skills like bilateral coordination, motor planning, pinch strength, maintaining an open thumb web space, and visual motor integration. Today, we’ll learn about some strategies to help your child conquer zipping!   Click here to watch […]

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