Learning in Motion (Paperback)
101+ Sensory Activities for the Classroom
Future Horizons, 9781932565904, 350pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2009
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Age-appropriate activities for every week of the school year Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and primary classes, each activity has been developed to attract and keep children's interest by using a multi-sensory approach, in order to improve children's learning and behavior. Each classroom-ready activity includes:
- Activity goals Time required Educational objectives Materials list Step-by-step procedures Adaptations for children with special needs Multilevel instruction to match different abilities Activities are organized by month (the book begins with September activities and ends with August activities), so educators can quickly choose activities that correspond with seasons, holidays, and educational goals throughout the year. Each activity also includes a "Letter to Parents" that may be copied and sent home with the children. These specially tailored letters provide a brief description of the activity, explain the educational purpose behind it, and suggest related home activities to help the children grow. Learning in Motion is perfect for preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, primary school teachers, special educators, support personnel, staff-development specialists, early-childhood specialists, and more
About the Author
Patricia Angermeier, OTR, BCP graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy. In 1995, she became board certified in pediatrics by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Since her graduation, Pat has worked in the field of occupational therapy in private and public school settings, in early intervention centers, as a home-based therapist, and in clinical settings. She currently resides in Shamong, New Jersey, with her husband and two sons. Joan Krzyzanowski, M.S., OTR, BCP received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1969. She taught kindergarten and first-grade classes for the Compton Unified School District in Compton, California for two years. Joan was certified as an occupational therapist in 1990 and earned a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Temple University in 1995. She was board certified in pediatrics in 1996. Joan has worked in public and private school settings as an occupational therapist since 1990 and has also worked in pediatric home healthcare. She resides near Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. Kristina Keller Moir, OTR, BCP received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1978. In 1981, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kriss was certified in neurodevelopmental treatment techniques in 1991 and board certified in pediatrics in 1995. She has worked in early intervention centers and public and private school settings since 1981. She resides in Mount Laurel, New Jersey with her husband and three daughters.