About Lynne Kenney

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. Dr. Kenney’s works include the Social-Emotional Literacy program Bloom Your Room™; Musical Thinking; Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids and 70 Play Activities For Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior. Learn more at www.lynnekenney.com. Lynne is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Lynne

9 Ways to Help Your Children Cope with Painful Emotions

9 Ways to Help Your Children Cope with Painful Emotions

The social-emotional development of our nation’s children is foremost in our minds. We have all hugged our children and expressed gratitude for their health and well-being. We pray for those families who now are hurting so deeply. Some of whom are very close to our own hearts. When life is difficult or complicated and our children are in a stress-response, we need to co-regulate with them. Our words... 

How to Improve Your Child’s Thinking Skills Using Their Imagination

How to Improve Your Child’s Thinking Skills Using Their Imagination

 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 The Thought Bubble Technique. In this visual conversation activity, we help children think, write, draw, and talk about what characters in a story might be thinking,... 

How to Improve Children’s Math Skills With Play

How to Improve Children’s Math Skills With Play

If you know, love or teach children who struggle with their math facts and factors, playing math can help. Using motor movement as a platform on which we build cognitive skills is a meaningful beginning. Teaching children sequencing skills through narration, visualization and play are a solid beginning. Listen in with Ginny of understood.org and see how you can change the trajectory of children’s... 

3 Things Parents Can Do To Help Kids Calm Under Pressure

3 Things Parents Can Do To Help Kids Calm Under Pressure

Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and control our own behavior, thoughts or feelings altering them in accordance with the demands of a situation. While we often expect children to be well-modulated, it is most helpful when we teach them what being regulated “feels like”. Whether you teach, love or parent children from pre-school to high school, having the “felt sense” of internal... 

4 Things That Will Help Your Child Develop Early Reading Skills

4 Things That Will Help Your Child Develop Early Reading Skills

Developing early reading skills in children ages 9-48 months involves enhancing cognitive skills such as sequential processing, simultaneous processing, focused attention, and inhibition. Speaking with your child face to face, drawing attention to characters and actions on the written page and practicing how oral-motor sounds relate to phonemic representation, are skills we can model and teach through... 

Teachers, Want to Help A Child Learn? Encourage Wiggling!

Teachers, Want to Help A Child Learn? Encourage Wiggling!

The research is clear, many of us move to think, that means we can cheer for kids who like to wiggle while they learn. Large motor movement such as walking 15 minutes before school, doing moderate-intensity exercise before a test and peddling or bouncing before academics have been shown to improve performance. Small movements such as fidgeting, squirming, leg-swinging, foot-tapping, and chair-scuffling...