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The Kinetic Classroom

Dr. Lynne Kenney integrates neuroscience + kinesiology + education to improve children’s learning with cognitive and physical activities designed to enhance children’s attention, memory, self-regulation, learning, and behavior.


Bringing Cognition + Movement to Classrooms and Communities Worldwide.

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Learn Over 30 Strategies and Activities to Build Children’s Cognitive Skills

December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Learn Over 30 Strategies and Activities to Build Children’s Cognitive Skills

Ready to help your students, clients, and children learn better cognitive skills? The Kinetic Classroom is the online professional development platform to improve student thinking skills, learning and self-regulation. Integrating research and activities from our popular [...]

Starfish and Tornadoes: A self-regulation conversation

November 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Starfish and Tornadoes: A self-regulation conversation

Self-regulation is the cognitive skill on which most other skills rest. When one is regulated, they can attend, encode and learn. Helping children begin to recognize their energy states increases their mindful awareness so that [...]

Bloom Your Room FREE Youth Service Project

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Bloom Your Room FREE Youth Service Project

You can help build social-emotional literacy through youth service.   Mentors in older grades help our skills garden grow by teaching younger peers what kindness is all about! With the help of this cheery kit, Big [...]

The Thought Bubble Technique

November 7th, 2017|Comments Off on The Thought Bubble Technique

Thinking, speaking or acting impulsively without planning or thinking things out poses social challenges for children. We can help children better manage their impulsive thoughts, words, and actions by using a storytelling activity we call [...]

How Can a Cookie Help Children Relax?

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on How Can a Cookie Help Children Relax?

The Cookie Breathing Game All children benefit from learning relaxation skills. One of the most commonly used and effective relaxation skills is deep breathing. Deep breathing (also known as diaphragmatic breathing) involves slow, deep breaths [...]

Having a Baby? A little something you may not know about me, could be a BIG help to you…

October 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Having a Baby? A little something you may not know about me, could be a BIG help to you…

While I have met most of you through our shared interests in developing Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning, Behavior and Social-Emotional Skills in children, one thing I speak about in our LIVE trainings yet not enough in our [...]