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Learning Disabilities Articles for Help with Kids by Susan Kramer


1. What Is Dysgraphia?
2. Dyslexia Information and Help
3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Symptoms
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Explained
5. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Managing Anger
6. What Is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder  - CDD?
Hyperlexia Information
8. Asperger's Disorder Information
9. TSC and Learning Disabilities
Living Harmoniously with Learning Disabilities
11. Cooperation and Learning Disabilities
12. Overcoming Stress
13. Dividing Time Between Your Kids
14. Helping Kids with Challenges Make Friends
15. Learning Difficulties or Disabilities?
16. Making Transitions and Learning Disabilities
17. Helping Kids Find New Solutions
18. Back to School Dress When Challenged
19. Showing Courage and Learning Disabilities
20. Teach Kids to Stay Close to Home
21. Feeling Fear and Learning Disabilities
22. Kids Learn Trustworthiness
23. Multitasking Ideas
24. Laziness or Learning Disabilities?
25. Helping Kids Reach Their Goals
26. Family Roundtable Discussions with Kids
27. Materialism Issues
28. Illness or Accident Leading to a Challenge
29. Vocational or Academics for Challenged Teens?
30. Expectations and Relating
31. Nurturing Kids of All Abilities
32. Our Roles in the Eyes of Society
Developing Self-Esteem
34. Changing Goals and Learning Disabilities
35. Shopping Trips Can Be Educational
36. Achievement with Learning Disabilities
37. Resolving Conflicts and Learning Disabilities
38. Teaching Kids Order and Organization
39. Family Life with Learning Disabilities
40. Backyard Motor Skills Games
41. Truancy and Learning Disabilities
42. Kids Learn About Playing Fairly
43. Looking for Equitable Resolves
44. Aerobic Activities for Stress Relief in School
45. Acceptance, Abundance and Learning Disabilities
46. Kids Learn About Sharing

44. Aerobic Activities for Stress Relief at School

At school, taking a 10 minute jog or run around the perimeter of the property, playground, or another safe spot is a way to both de-stress and gain a fresh perspective.

While moving along, swinging arms in opposition to legs exercises the right-left brain connection (like cross-crawling) and is done like this: when the right leg swings forward, the left arm swings forward, and when the left leg steps forward the right arm swings forward.

Biking, swimming and free-form dance are other aerobic activities.

In the classroom, teachers can put on some singing and dance music and let the students move away their wiggles.

Marching around the room keeping time with rhythm instruments is always a fun activity and helps develop coordination, too!

Students with restricted movement can probably exercise some of their body right in place by turning their heads to right and left, leaning first to one shoulder, then the other.

Also, they can stretch one arm high and then stretch the other high, and side to side. And, if careful, turn their upper bodies in the chair.

One leg at a time can be wriggled and feet alternately stretched and flexed.

And at the end of a session of aerobic movement a deep relaxation practice is welcome and teaches the kids how to de-stress at home, too, when they need it.

Have the students stretch out on their backs on the center rug and close their eyes. Tell them to let their bodies sink into the carpet while they lie very still, no wiggling or giggling. A soothing piece of music that is kept just for this exercise helps the students relax more easily and calm down when agitated.

Article by Susan Kramer

Resources for parents, teachers and homeschooling families:

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Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids

Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids
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Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons

Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons
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All articles copyright 2000-2011 Susan Helene Kramer
Susan Kramer has worked as a dance specialist with kids and adults of all abilities for more than 30 years,
and lives with her husband in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Click autobiography for details.