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Brain Gym: Simple Brain Gym® Exercises to Awaken the Brain for Learning Readiness

The Brain Gym®programis made up of 26 activities, along with several other movement-basedtechniques that help address balance, posture, and coordination skills associated with daily life success. Synchronise your system for better comprehension, focus, organisation, communication, and emotional health. You’ll find Brain Gym® being used in schools, corporations, elder facilities, athletic training programs, as well as for personaland professional growth


Sometimes we want a “miracle” or “jaw dropping” technique to make our children read or complete difficult math problems, but it’s often the most simple and easy methods that can make the most difference in your child’s learning.Dr. Paul Dennison, creator of “Educational Kinesiology,”Brain Gym® activities, agrees. As he worked with students early in his career, he found when students were stressed or inactive throughout the day, their learning ability “switched off.” If parts of the child’s brain become inactive, how can they learn? As he began integrating Educational Kinesiology, or learning through

movement, into his every-day interactions with students, the child’s brain was “awakened” for higher learning.InSmart Moves, Carla Hannaford says, “Brain Gym® facilitates each step of the process by waking up the mind/body system, and bringing it to learning readiness.Dennison created a series of Brain Gym® movements to directly target and stimulate the brain to help a child reach their academic potential. The idea behind Brain Gym® is to use physical movement to access different parts of the brain. Parents and teachers can use these types of movements to help their child or student based on behaviour, comprehension or retention, organisation, executive function, and communication.To get a better overview of how Brain Gym® movements target each area of the brain, you can use the following breakdown as a guide to target certain areas for different types of learning

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