Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ants in Their Pants: A Book Review

About The Book:


Extra busy children—children who must move to learn—are constantly in motion, driven by insatiable curiosity, and require tactile experiences throughout the day. The kinesthetic nature of extra busy children demands environments, schedules, and guidelines that are different from traditional teaching methods. With consistency and creativity, extra busy children can thrive in the classroom and at home.

Ants in Their Pants will help educators
  • understand the kinesthetic nature of extra busy children
  • create the best environment for learning and playing
  • incorporate sensory integration activities
  • positively redirect excess energy in a positive direction
  • recognize the importance of proper nutrition and sleeping habits
  • connect with families of extra busy children

This practical, hands-on resource is filled with transition ideas, sensory play activities, sound advice, and out-of-the-box inspiration—techniques to nurture and support extra busy children that have been successfully used by the author in the classroom and at home with her own extra busy child.


Age Focus: 3-6. Softbound, 160 pgs.


You can read an excerpt of this book in PDF format

About The Author:

Aerial Cross, MA, has over a decade of experience as an educator in both general and special education classrooms. She presents seminars and workshops for educators throughout New Mexico. Aerial is also the author of Ants in Their Pants: Teaching Children Who Must Move to Learn and Come and Play: Sensory-Integration Strategies for Children with Play Challenges. 

My Review:

What a fun book! This is a must have for all parents, teachers and caregivers who have wiggly children and children who must move all the time. The activities are very easy to implement and will include many items you already own, and are around the house or classroom. The activities meet the developmental ages of three to eight and will meet all children's needs through them. It is also full of theory about movement and how it impacts children which is also very important for the adults in children's lives to know as well. If you are looking for a fun large motor resource, this is the one you need! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Ants In Their Pants: Teaching Children Who Must Move to Learn online through Redleaf Press

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Redleaf Press, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


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