Educational Book Review

Review: Sensory Movement Breaks by Alison Harris and Alison Neal

We’ve been trying out this valuable resource that provides details of fun, active, sensory ideas to improve concentration and behaviour during lessons. 

What did I like about it?

  • Fun and Beneficial Activities- These activities are fantastic for improving children’s concentration & behaviour. We genuinely enjoyed trying out the various activities in the book. The ideas are varied and engaging. We’ve had fun pretending to hatch out of eggs and grow into trees, played multiway football and sorted objects. 

  • Experience based– Written by Paediatric Occupational Therapists Alison Harris and Alison Neal, Sensory Movement Breaks is clearly based on knowledge  and experience of working with young children, including those with Special Educational Needs. Included with each activity in the book is a written explanation about it’s benefits and the science behind it. 
  • Inexpensive Ideas– With squeezed budgets in schools, I particularly liked that the majority of activities suggested in the book use equipment that can commonly be found in schools already, without having to make any additional purchases. 
  • Little Preparation– Most of the sensory movement break activities can be performed without much preparation. The book can be used as a resource to dip into when needed, to refresh and re-engage children during lessons. 

Interested in finding out more, view it on website here.  

9 replies »

  1. Hello – I am the co-author of the book – and came across your review looking for a link for something else! Delighted that you liked the book and found it appropriate and helpful. Made me smile. Thanks for the lovely review.

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