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Understanding proprioception

Understanding proprioception

Proprioception provides a body map for navigation. The proprioceptive system is one of the body’s sensory feedback systems. Together with the five senses of touch, smell, taste, hearing and vision,…Continue Reading

The problem with TV (and other screens)

The problem with TV (and other screens)

Children learn through play. They establish brain connections through movement. These brain connections ensure that children can concentrate on a task when they reach school age. They help with impulse…Continue Reading

What does vestibular mean?

What does vestibular mean?

The body has various feedback systems. The five senses of hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch along with proprioception and vestibular input make up the body’s…Continue Reading

Sitting pretty: Why is cross-legged sitting important for children?

Sitting pretty: Why is cross-legged sitting important for children?

Growing up we sat cross-legged in school fairly often. The lower grades had carpets in the classrooms. We would sit there listening to the teacher read, or explain certain concepts.…Continue Reading