Indian Creek PK News
September 28-October 2
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W-sitting by By, Marianne Gibbs, EdD, OTR
“W” sitting occurs when children sit on the floor with their legs bent in the shape of a “W”. Watch your child today and see how they sit on the floor at home. Do they sit in the “W” position?
Why do children “W” sit?
Children may develop a habit for “W” sitting as a way to establish
increased stability in their bodies when they cannot assume and maintain the criss-cross (tailor) sitting position. Unfortunately, “W” sitting compromises knee and hip joint positioning, inhibits trunk stability needed for sitting, and may impact the development of proficient hand skills.
What should parents do when a child is a “W” sitter?
Parents should gently, but firmly discourage “W” sitting. I recommend allowing a variety of sitting positions especially if kiddos are struggling or have pain sitting in the criss-cross position. All of the following positions support healthy joint development and learning.
Recommended Sitting Positions:
1. Long Sit (legs straight out in front of torso)
2. Side Sit (legs bent and tucked to one side)
3. Lying on Tummy (propped up on elbows)
4. Lying on Back (propped up on elbows-not shown below)
5. Sitting on a small to medium-sized ball with feet connected firmly with the ground is a fun way to sit and gain coordination at the same time.
We should expect young children to move in and out of positions when sitting on the floor - that is natural and the way kids stay alert and learn to manage their bodies in space. Just as one size does NOT fit all, one sitting position will never accommodate the sitting needs of all children. Young children learn best when their bodies are safely and comfortably positioned. When you support a variety of appropriate sitting positions, you are setting all children up for success!
A "W" Sitter
This is "w" sitting. This is a big no! Please watch your children when they are playing on the floor or watching T.V. We make great efforts to make sure your children are not sitting this way.
This is the tailor position or as we say in school "criss-cross applesauce"
This is great for girls. Many times little girls don't know how to sit with dresses. This is also called mermaid sitting.
A "W" Sitter
Lying on Tummy
Propped up on elbows. This is a great position for coloring and early writing.
Legs are straight out in front of them.
Sitting on a small to medium sized ball
Sitting on a small to medium-sized ball with feet connected firmly with the ground is a fun way to sit and gain coordination at the same time.
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TO MARK YOUR PERMISSION FOR ACCESSING TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR FORMS PREVIOUSLY MARKED COMPLETED
1. Log in with your Family Access account as a guardian (student accounts do not have access to forms)
2. Select the option: 2015-2016 Forms Packet (or whatever year designation is showing)
3. Select the student from the list.
4. Choose the option: "Mark 2015-2016 Forms Packet as not completed and make changes"
5. Find the step for the "Student Guidelines for Technology Resources". Select the step.
6. Choose: Edit Step #
7. Click on the link to the form and mark the permission box if that is the change that is needed.
8. Save the form.
9. Mark the Step completed.
10. Return to the last step and submit the entire form packet once again.
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For Our Whole Day Parents
LABEL MEALSWe need your assistance with lunch boxes. We need to have your child's two meals CLEARLY marked. On the container write BREAKFAST and LUNCH.
Please wash nap time blankets and return to school on Monday. There is nothing like napping on clean fresh bedding.
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Mrs. Heather Castillo
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Ms. Jordan Hurley