Using the "Green Screen" technology app, be prepared to be amazed with what grade one and two students will teach you about the brain! Students chose all the background pictures and learned how to use free images to create this video sensation.
This fun, whimsical song encourages free-dance exploration and listening skills (as children respond to directions in the song). Movement empowers learners, decreases stress, and stimulates communication throughout the brain. Aerobic activity not only increases blood flow to the brain, but also increases recall and reasoning skills.
Today we are going to show you a fun way to strengthen the eyes for reading. All you need is a string about 5-6 feet long with 4-5 beads. Have the first bead about 12 inches or 30 cm from the child's nose as this is the normal reading distance. Encourage the students to look at the beads at different distances to encourage the eyes to work together at near and far distances.
Today we show you some calming yoga techniques with my student teacher Emma Duke. If you need a 5 minute calming activity, this is the episode for you. It is easy and fun for primary students to follow. Have a great, calm day!
The "Moro Reflex Self Integration" is a great technique created by Dr. Harald Blomberg. You could use this technique to help students feel calm and safe. Simply have the child lie on their back and bring their knees up to the chest. They then cross arms and gently press on their knees while lifting their head, and tucking in their chin. The second part of the integration is to have the individual gently PULL their knees, without moving their legs and keeping their head down on the floor with a slightly tucked in chin. It is important to teach children calming techniques so they can regulate their own behaviour.