Wednesday, May 13, 2015

3 Group Games for Self Regulation Skills

3 group games for self regulation from www.YourTherapySource.blogspot.comMore and more research indicates that children with strong self regulation skills in preschool and kindergarten do significantly better on math, reading and vocabulary skills.  In addition, children who lack self regulation exhibit excessive weight gain.   Below are 3 group games to help children develop self regulation skills.  These activities work great for indoor recess ideas or for a quick brain break!
Encourage eye hand coordination, motor timing and motor planning and practice self regulation skills with this group game.  All you need are two different sized balls.  Find out how to play at
Children have to remain quiet and calm as they listen for the code to indicate what motor skills should be completed.  Read how to play here
Encourage following motor commands, motor memory and coordination skills.  Practice self regulation skills.  Read how to play here
Need more ideas for self regulation skills?  Check out these Adventure Skill - Self Regulation Flash Cards.
Summary: This 16 Flash Card Set in printable PDF format – includes health lessons and self-regulation techniques that combine creative movement, yoga and Brain Gym(R).
Lori A. Francis; Elizabeth J. Susman
Self-regulation and Rapid Weight Gain in Children From Age 3 to 12 Years
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Oregon State University (2009, June 9). Self-regulation Game Predicts Kindergarten Achievement. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 9, 2009, from­ /releases/2009/06/090608162547.htm

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