Editor’s Note: The people at Future Horizons, sent us a great item to look at recently, – In-Sync Activity Cards: 50 Simple, New Activities to Help Children Develop, Learn, and Grow!
Due to time constraints, we were not able to find a reviewer for this product in a timely fashion, but please enjoy this product review that says it all, from Special Needs Book Review
[Source: Special Needs Book Review]
What can parents do to help children develop to their full potential? Remember Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz and their highly regarded book, Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow? Now these experts in child development have just come out with In-Sync Activity Cards: 50 Simple, New Activities to Help Children Develop, Learn, and Grow! Based on their book, these cards are also for ALL children of all abilities. And the same high quality standard you are accustomed to find in other Newman and Kranowitz products is found in this small box of activity cards. Parents, teachers, Early Intervention programs, and all who work with young children will surely be eager to get this easy-to-use resource. Each card is a complete lesson plan and tells you why and how the activity works, what you need for it, ways to make it more challenging, and what to look for.
Why is early motor development vital to children and hence the use of these activity cards?
Teachers, pediatricians, and specialists know that early motor development is important to a child’s physical, emotional, academic, and overall success. The authors have summarized on one card entitled, “Movement Gets Us In Sync!” how vital it is to get kids to “MOVE” to sharpen their three essential skills:
- Sensory Skills: Include Tactile processing, Vestibular processing, and Proprioception.
- Perceptual Skills: Include Balance, Bilateral coordination, Directionality, Laterality, Midline crossing, Motor planning, and Spatial awareness.
- Visual Skills: Include Vision, Binocularity, and Visual tracking.