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Poor motor performance linked to poor academic skills

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Children with poor motor performance at the school entry were found to have poorer reading and arithmetic skills than their better performing peers during the first three years of school. However, no relationship was found between cardiovascular fitness and academic…

Please do not sit me until I dont it by myself!

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PLAY HARD: It is the secret to healthy sensory integration

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“We worked hard, then we played hard.” My strong and capable husband fondly shares his childhood memories with me. “We used to help my father rake, stack wood, and do the chores. We worked hard, knowing in the end we…

Physical activity may help kids do better in school, studies say

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First Lady Michelle Obama jogs with children at a back-to-school event at Orr Elementary School in the District last month. (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS) By Jill U. Adams October 21, 2013 There’s little dispute that physical activity is good for kids: It…

Not Just About Meeting Milestones: Interview With Ai Ling, Director, KindyROO Singapore (Part I)

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How was parenting like for this working mother? With three kids in tow, aged 5 to 9 years old, we spoke to Shee Hock Ai Ling, Director of KindyROO Singapore Pte Ltd on her parenting struggles and reflections in this…

Information on KindyROO programme by Marianne Schriever, KindyRoo Neuro-physiological Specialist

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What is the KindyRoo programme all about?  KindyROO is a world-wide sensory motor programme that begins at 6 weeks of age to preschool. It’s evolved over 30 years and is firmly based on that latest up-to-date neurodevelopment research. There’s plenty…

Infants do not appear to learn words from educational DVDs

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Source:   JAMA and Archives Journals Among 12- to 24-month old children who view educational baby videos, there does not appear to be evidence that overall general language learning improves or that words featured in the programming are learned, according to a…

The Importance of Sleep for Babies and Children Sleep. Behave. Learn.

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By Dr. Jane Williams. Published in KindyROO’s “First Steps” magazine, #82, October 2013. Sleep… sigh…for some it comes easily and for others… well, slipping into the land of slumber often involves less of a downhill slide and more of an…

How the Vestibular System Affects Your Child’s Behavior {Behavior vs. Sensory Series}

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Before we get started on today’s topic, I want to address a few things I have noticed from this series being shared all over social media this past weekend. These are my disclaimers and personal thoughts, if you will.

Get Moving, Build Brains!

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“The first five years of a child’s life are the most important for brain development.” How many times have you heard this? Too many? Well that’s because it’s true. Singapore Motherhood meets with Dr Jane Williams, director of research and…