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COGNITIVE SKILLS FOR CHILDREN

Integrating research from over 100 scientific studies, Dr. Kenney has developed cognitive-motor movement and coaching strategies to engage attention, memory, self-control, cognitive flexibility, and self-regulation. Engaging her clients and their families as “cognitive scientists,” Dr. Lynne collaborates with children to help them build the executive function skills necessary to become the “best coaches” for their own brains.

 

ABOUT DR. LYNNE

Dr. Lynne Kenney is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-8. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning.

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SOLUTIONS

"Dr. Lynne" is a trusted source of research-based practice for educators, clinicians, families, and physicians worldwide. Having enjoyed working with thousands of educators worldwide our strategies, printable activities, posters, and more can be found here.

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ACTIVITIES TO HELP ANXIOUS, ANGRY, OVER-THE-TOP KIDS

PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES AND POSTERS FOR SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

ACTIVITIES FOR EXECUTIVE FUNCTION AND SELF-REGULATION

 

EXERCISE YOUR EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS

Brain Primers

BrainPrimers™ are physical activity decks designed to engage students’ attention, memory, self-control, cognitive flexibility, self-regulation, and social interaction through fun physical movements. These mindful, beat-based activities were developed by Dr. Lynne Kenney and Mike Kuczala and will enliven your classroom or learning setting.  Help your students alert their attention and memory while practicing cognitive flexibility through 5-minute physical activities.

BrainPrimers will help your students by:

  • Enlivening neural connections and networks involved in attention and memory

  • Engaging executive function skills such as attention, memory, cognitive flexibility, and self-control

  • Moving in coordinative rhythmic beat-based patterns that require thought, planning, sequencing, working memory, cognitive flexibility, response inhibition, and creativity

  • Celebrating the individuality and creativity of your students

  • Creating a learning environment that is emotionally safe, builds community, and a fun place to learn

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