Anyway, I have an OT student! She's from Keuka and she is absolutely FABULOUS! It makes me happy to think of all she is bringing to the field of OT. Having a student is a very humbling experience, because it makes you question your own reasoning, and brush up on all those dusty areas. I consider myself a "best practice" therapist. I do attend as many conferences as my motherly duties allow, and read articles and studies pertaining to the practice as I can. But it is a challenging, but refreshing, experience to have to justify - right there, in that moment - what I am doing, why I am doing it, and what's the big picture. And you know what? I think I like it :)
So a special shout out to my very special graduate of the Keuka OT Class of 2015 - you are going to be an asset to the field. Here's a little something her & I put together regarding Brain Breaks.... Enjoy!
Check out Brain Gym if you can, and feel free to use these Brain Break strategies with your little ones. They are appropriate for preK up - remember it's about the QUALITY of the movement - so encourage slow, accurate movement!