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Tuesdays with Twomey - Kindergarten Move to the Zanzibar zoo 

Tuesdays With Twomey: Kindergarten Move to the Zanzibar zoo Join us as kindergarten brother and sisters join their siblings in our class, to show a fun cool down, relaxing song you can use in your classroom or home. Follow the sequential developmental movements to support self-regulation, brain integration, and focus. The chorus demonstrates the Brain Gym moves: Double Doodle and Lazy Eights.


Tuesdays With Twomey - Eye Accommodation 

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.

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Tuesdays with Twomey - Brain Gym for Math 

The following Brain Gym movements help activate the brain so the learner can access internalized math concepts about space, quantities and relationships. The Calf Pump and the Gravity Glider activate the brain for back-front brain integration and increased visual attention. The Elephant activates long and short term memory and crosses the auditory midline (including skills of attention, recognition, perception, and memory).

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Tuesdays with Twomey - Navel Radiation and Catch a Brain Wave 

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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Tuesdays with Twomey - Windscreen Wipers 2 

Windscreen Wipers 2 is another Blomberg Rhythmic Movement exercise that helps stimulate the cerebellum and activate the neo cortex. This symmetrical movement helps bring awareness of the midline of the body when toes touch. They also assist with integration of the left and right hemisphere. Best done with feet about 10 cm or 4 inches apart. Emphasis on the movement is for it to be smooth, symmetrical and rhythmical.

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Featuring "brain-based" physical fitness resources used by the NYC Departments of Education and Health as a part of their cutting-edge Move-to-Improve program.



10 Best Active Products
(Institute for Childhood Resources/Dr. Toy)
100 Best Children's Products
(Stevanne Auerback, PhD./Dr.Toy)
Directors' Choice Award
(Early Childhood News) 


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