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S.M.A.R.T. at Home

Children love to roll.  You may even see your children rolling around of the floor.  As young babies, rolling was one of the first methods they used to get around. Did you realize that rolling is stimulating to the brain?  When children roll, they begin to develop their vestibular system.  This system provides information to the brain and body that aids in understanding the movement of our different body parts. For your child to have better control of their body they can do fun activities that involve rolling, pushing, pulling, jumping and hopping.  This kind of sensory input will also help with focus, attention, and behavior.

We have been having an incredible fall.  Encourage your child to go outside and roll in the leaves.  Ask you child to help you rake up a pile of leaves and then have fun jumping, rolling, and wiggling around in the leaf pile.  It is fun, provides exercise and fresh air, and stimulates their brain all at the same time.