Brain Gym: 5 Key Points to Remember

I had a great time last night with the Waterloo Region District School Board DECE (Developmental Educational Childcare Educators). You guys rock! The fact that you gave up your entire evening to come to a workshop on Brain Gym - I applaud you. I hope you had fun learning ways to help your students focus. You were all great sports. Thanks for joining in all the partner activities.

Key points to remember when implementing Brain Gym techniques in the classroom:
  1. Lengthening muscles helps you focus. 
  2. Bend your knees to help the tendon guard reflex relax (helps move you out of your brainstem). 
  3. It is easier for our little ones do Brain Gym the closer they are to the floor. 
  4. Create fun partner games doing double doodle actions, playing patty cake, becoming a log-sawing champion!
  5. Try “arm activation” and hook them with the one long arm! They will think you are amazing. 

Have fun exploring Brain Gym with your students! Leave any questions in the comments below.
Liz Jones-Twomey

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