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Yoga Tools For Tots: Mindful Movement For Early Childhood

Course: #5961Level: Introductory 1 Hour 2623 Reviews

Through both lecture and experiential material, attendees will learn about the importance and benefits of mindful movement on developing brains and bodies and how movement effects learning and behavior in 3-5 year-olds. They will also learn several fun & effective yoga poses, sensory movement games, songs and relaxation techniques to use with young clients for enhancing optimal learning and self-regulation skills.

Course created on May 15, 2023

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, 06862; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-942403; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Pediatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize the necessity for and benefit of utilizing mindful movement strategies, like yoga, with the early childhood population.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list strategies in the classroom and therapy room settings for children to engage in activity that is organizing, calming, and beneficial to their development.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify an effective yoga session to engage children ages 3-5 years in developmentally friendly sensory movement experiences.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Movement and brain development; Movement and the sensory system; Sensory dysregulation and behaviors commonly seen with this; Mindful movement
20-25 Minutes Transition/set-up from seats to floor for experiential practice portion of training
25-30 Minutes Breathing and mindful exercises
30-40 Minutes Sensory movement games, visual aids, and creative play activities
40-55 Minutes Intro/demo age-appropriate yoga poses
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Amy Starkey has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Amy Starkey has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

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