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Why is neuroplasticity important for children's motor development and learning

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Why is neuroplasticity important for children's motor development and learning

Why is neuroplasticity important for children's motor development and learning What is neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity refers to the process of brain development when we practice a skill over and over again.For example, the photo of Phoebe below shows her practicing the skill of picking up blueberries one by one, to the point where she can pick up multiple blueberries without dropping them. The more the brain and muscles practice, the more neuroplasticity occurs and the more coordinated our movements become.   Learn more about neuroplasticity in my online motor development course - Click here   Every time Phoebe picks up a blueberry...

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Why weighted blankets are helpful for children's learning and focus

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Why weighted blankets are helpful for children's learning and focus

Why weighted blankets are helpful for children's learning and focus If you have ever had to sit on an airplane for a 5 hour flight, or sit still in a doctor's waiting room for more than 20 minutes, you will feel the pressure and agitation build up in your shoulders, arms, legs, and feet. This feeling of pressure makes you feel 'fidgety', agitated, and uncomfortable.   Imagine if you experienced this agitated and 'fidgety' feeling within 2 minutes of sitting at dinner, or within 30 seconds of sitting on the carpet at morning circle time.   Children with sensory processing...

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