Learning In Motion: 101+ Sensory Activities for the Classroom
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©2009. 2nd edition. By Patricia Angermeier, OTR, Joan Krzyzanowski, OTR, and Kristina Keller Moir, OTR. This book provides teachers, therapists, parents, and other professionals with a variety of ways to help children improve their ability to learn and respond appropriately to the learning environment. The authors are occupational therapists and are board certified in pediatrics by the American Occupational Therapy Association, and they bring their combined years of experience to this well organized, user-friendly guide. The introduction provides information on how to use the book most effectively, theories of motor development, and educational activity goals. All target skills are organized by school year months from September to August, with seasonal and holiday themes throughout. Each month contains 10 to 13 activities matched to goals that include skill areas such as: attention improvement; fine-motor skills development; self-help skills; visual-perceptual development; and more. Each activity is then described in detail, including specific goals and objectives, materials needed, step-by-step procedures, and relevant adaptations for children with learning and sensory differences. Each activity also includes a follow-up letter to parents that describes the purpose of the activity and ideas for practice at home. Activities include: games; songs; recipes; group play; imaginative play; motor skills; and sensory integration exercises. Children can participate in play that features textured finger paints, rolling pumpkins, jumping over the "creek", a toy workshop, the post office, rainbows, edible dirt, an ocean in a bag, and much more. Ideas for additional adaptations as well as all recipes are also included. (Softcover; 350 pages.)
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