Here's one of our favorite new resources to share. Have you heard of pediatric psychologist Dr. Lynne Kelley? She helps professionals and parents improve children's thinking, self-regulation, behavior and learning. Dr. Kelley has wonderful articles and resources for Executive Functioning (EF) building, based on teaching kids about their brains and how they work, plus strategies to developing their EF capacities. Her activities emphasize, music, rhythm, movement, creativity, communication, exercise and nutrition. Teaching kids about how their brain works and what to do to activate the parts of their brain that are needed for new demands and functions is essential to empowering their growth and development.
Dr. Kelley has created a great collection of activities, printables, strategies and books. We'd like to highlight one for you today. It's about the Attention Cycle and how it moves through different stages in people. No one focuses 100% of the time. Dr. Kelley's metaphor of the Attention Engine (and the cycle within it) is interesting, accessible, and fun. We encourage you to check out her article, to learn more at: https://www.lynnekenney.com/