Liz presents navel radiation and "Catch a Brain Wave" to her students. This exercise helps children with both homolateral and contralateral movement. Homolateral movement helps children develop a sense of side (left and right seperately), and contralateral movement helps them connect left and right sides of the body.
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Watch Liz's class do Brain Gym with partners and our 84 Year old classroom volunteer "Gramma Driver." This exercise routine focuses on homolateral movement, which helps children differentiate the right side of their body from the left. To learn more about homolateral movement, read this blog from Liz.Read more
In mid-March of this year (2016) I was fortunate to travel to Hong Kong to introduce The Kids-Move Introductory Course in partnership with Frontier Teaching and Therapy Consultancy.
It was great to work with the 4 remarkable people pictured below, from left to right: Teddy, Shan Shan, me, Alice and Chasa. This amazing group had the vision to bring music, movement, and brain-based techniques to Hong Kong to help make learning easier for children. It was also fun sharing so many evenings enjoying Dim sum and…
Both of my daughters have moved away to university, and I miss them terribly…Read more
I hope the last blog wasn’t too technical. I find I learn better when I put concepts into analogies and then create pictures to show the concept visually. Here goes my analogy of the brain:
Imagine this is what your brain looks like, with the two hemispheres apart from each other. (They…Read more
Kindergarten class in Quito, Ecuador
Homolateral Movements are probably the movements I spend the most time developing in my daily Brain Gym® Club. Each morning about 140 kids come to the gym after announcements to do about 20 minutes of Brain Gym and to join in movements from songs from our various CDs.
This is a picture of a little boy in the kindergarten class in Quito, Ecuador, showing me his best Homolateral movement when I presented and taught there a few years ago. I love that he dressed up for the…Read more