Extra busy children—children who must move to learn—are constantly in motion, driven by insatiable curiosity, and require tactile experiences throughout the day. The kinesthetic nature of extra busy children demands environments, schedules, and guidelines that are different from traditional teaching methods. With consistency and creativity, extra busy children can thrive in the classroom and at home.
Ants in Their Pants will help educators
- understand the kinesthetic nature of extra busy children
- create the best environment for learning and playing
- incorporate sensory integration activities
- positively redirect excess energy in a positive direction
- recognize the importance of proper nutrition and sleeping habits
- connect with families of extra busy children
This practical, hands-on resource is filled with transition ideas, sensory play activities, sound advice, and out-of-the-box inspiration—techniques to nurture and support extra busy children that have been successfully used by the author in the classroom and at home with her own extra busy child.
Read a sample chapter and the table of contents from this book!