Handwriting Exercises: A little unknown secret for grounding your child’s emotions
This article provides helpful information on how to rewire the brain using handwriting exercises at home. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.
As more parents, teachers and friends become aware of how to help children perform better in the classroom, they ask what tools and resources are available for helping kids at home when they aren’t in school. Because so many tools and resources aren’t available in certain areas, parents, teachers, educators, Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Pediatric Therapists (PTs) need worksheets and handbooks to assist their children and students.
The Rewiring the Brain Handbook Part I – Beginner Level can help strengthen your child’s learning potential. The handbook provides opportunities for parents and educators to work with their children at home to build neural pathways in the brain for better academic performance. It can help activate certain neurological areas to rewire the brain. The handbook’s main purpose is to activate the left side of the brain through handwriting exercises for critical thinking, logical reasoning, emotional stability, fine motor, handwriting, communication skills, reading and letter recognition.
Gaps in Learning
Many professionals and centers around the world focus their efforts on movement and working the body and the brain together for concentration, attention and focus, emotional grounding, impulse control, reading and comprehension. That’s why many of the exercises in the digital workbook provide the much-needed benefits needed to rewire the brain. Several kids struggle in the classroom because so much of what schools require depends on the child’s left brain working properly. When a child is “stuck” or hasn’t made the transition from right-brained learning to left-brained learning, you may notice gaps in their school performance.
Jeanette Farmer, certified handwriting remediation specialist, said, “When the right brain dominant child is thrown into a left-brain system and expected to perform using processing skills not yet in place, stress and anxiety sets the child up for failure in trying to meet expectations.”
Many kids fall behind because their individual needs cannot be met in the classroom. While several of them do struggle with a learning challenge, a majority are mainstream children that can’t grasp certain concepts because there is a disconnection within the brain. Once we have determined where those gaps are in a child’s learning ability, we can use exercises, like those found here, to rewire the brain and bridge the gaps for higher learning development.
While many of these activities are useful and beneficial, activities that require your child’s full body for learning are also important. Crossing the midline activities, front to back exercises, and top to bottom movements are just a few children should do on a daily basis to get all areas of the brain working and ready for learning.
Rewire the Brain with Handwriting Exercises
The Rewiring the Brain Handbook contains several fun and easy activities for children to do. Many of the exercises are targeted to help children that don’t like to read, write or spell. It provides an easy and simple experience that children don’t dread like they may when doing homework.
Here are just a few of the activities your kids will love:
- 63 pages of instructions, activities and exercises
- Mazes using curves, lines, circles and squares
- Dot-to-dot activities, tracing exercises and bilateral coordination using shapes
- Line activities using diagonals, circles, curves, sharp edges and boxes
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