Educators and Therapeutic Professionals

Amidst the growing use of technology, children desperately need more active play, sensory exploration, and down-time.  Why?  Because development, learning, and socialization happen in the body.  Given the bombardment of stimuli it’s understandable that children, with fewer coping and filtering skills, are particularly vulnerable to being dysregulated and stressed.

We believe that it is vital to teach self-care and practice self-regulation in order to help children (and ourselves!) settle their nervous systems, develop executive functions, and be available for learning.  We are committed to empowering you to enhance well-being, learning, and social-emotional intelligence with movement & mindfulness tools and practices that fulfill standards in a more playful, whole child engaging way.

We know our tools, resources, curriculum and training work because we’ve developed them with kids.

 

How does social and emotional development affect learning?

SEL Teaches Character In 1995, New York Times science reporter Daniel Goleman published the book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, which launched the SEL movement. The case he presents and validates with preliminary evidence is that: Character...

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How to teach social emotional learning skills

We don’t learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience. -John Dewey How to teach social emotional learning To teach social-emotional skills, educators and parents need to build in time for children to imagine, experiment, and reflect on their...

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What are Social Emotional Learning Standards?

Social Emotional Learning is about developing the ability to: set and achieve goals feel and show empathy establish and maintain relationships make responsible decisions understand and manage emotions Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards list the intrapersonal,...

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Body-Mind Development 101

Health, Academic, and Social-Emotional Competence starts at home with daily play and exercise. My interview with Marcia Washington reaffirmed some basic truths about child development that I want to passionately re-iterate! 1. Physical coordination precedes and lays...

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Helping Children with ADD/ADHD (VIDEO)

Marcia Washington, OTR/L, has been practicing pediatric occupational therapy for 20 years. In 2009, in her hometown of Pontotoc, MS, she launched KidSense, a clinic that specializes in pediatric therapy, includes a sensory motor gym, and serves clients from over a 70...

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How Honest Are We?

I just found out that last Saturday, April 30, has been declared National Honesty Day.  On one hand, that’s laughable, given our current political climate in which truth and facts are considered malleable as well as debatable.  On the other hand, maybe that’s exactly...

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