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Use Walkabouts to Help Develop Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Oct 3, 2015 10:50:00 AM

When it comes to early childhood education, students need to develop both fine and gross motor skills. According to the Encyclopedia of Children's Health:

Fine Motor Skills: Fine motor skills generally refer to the small movements of the hands, wrists, fingers, feet, toes, lips, and tongue.

Gross Motor Skills: Gross motor skills are the abilities required in order to control the large muscles of the body for walking, running, sitting, crawling , and other activities.

At ActivEd, we know how important it is for students to develop both sets of skills. That's why Walksheets are included with every Walkabouts subscription. What are Walksheets? Designed by teachers with standards in mind, Walksheets are downloadable PDFs that are included with each lesson. When you use Walksheets as a companion to Walkabouts, you can help students refine both their gross and fine motor skills!

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Topics: PreK-2, early childhood

5 Fast Facts about Walkabouts

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Sep 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

What happens when Jax and Gia are invited into classrooms?


To the team at ActivEd, these results were not surprising. We know the impact of incorporating movement-rich, multisensory learning into the classroom.  Our founder, Dr. Julian Reed has done the research

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Topics: PreK-2, ActivEd, Research, Walkabouts, Jax & Gia, Active Learning

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Walkabouts are online adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading fundamentals into standards-based, movement-rich lessons for Pre-K through second grade students. At ActivEd, we know that kids learn more, are more engaged, and are healthier when they are active both in and out of the classroom. 


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