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Mid-line and cross lateral movement

I wanted to let you know about a preschool learning technique, and wasn't sure where to put it so did it here. It's about movement affecting brain development, and it being as equally important as "traditional" learning. It talks about certain movements building brain synopsis for reading and concentration. Like crossing the arms in front of the body, and helping the indivual areas of the body move independently from each other. There is also a movement for teaching kids through discovery instead of memorization. Experiancing something is more important than being able to spell it. How much better will they understand the word ocean if we have been to the ocean. Instead of teaching 2+2=4, put 4 on the board and ask them how we could get there,(2+2, 3+1, 5-1) It's a really interesting concept, and all the research i've read supports what they say. There are some videos on youtube called brain gym, and a book that goes in depth to explain it call Smart Moves-why learning isn't all in your head. The techniques have even been used for children with learning disabilties, ADD, ADHD, and autism. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Ms.Wendy83

Asked by Ms.Wendy83 at 9:45 PM on Mar. 27, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • yes , from some specialists that worked with my autistic son , its very interesting
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 9:47 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

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