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Rewiring the Brain Beginner Handbook using Handwriting Exercises to Manage Emotions
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If you have a child or student who experiences big emotions on a regular basis, sometimes far past what is age-appropriate, there is a secret that can help. Would you be surprised to learn that the secret is more handwriting!
Repetitive handwriting strokes can create a change in the brain for emotional grounding and self-regulation. Sometimes kids get stuck on the right side of the brain (emotional) and can’t regulate on their own. Introducing handwriting activities and exercises can help bridge the gaps in the brain for more logical thinking.
Rewiring the Brain Handbook Part I – Beginner
To create more of those neural connections in the brain, we have a series of Rewiring the Brain Handbooks that can help. This handbook was created specifically for those at a beginner level. Parents and therapists should base their choice of handbook on the level of the child rather than their age. Some kids may be older, but still at a beginning level.
The Rewiring the Brain Handbook Part I can help strengthen a child’s learning potential. The handbook provides opportunities for parents and therapists to use the exercises at home or in therapy sessions. Using repetitive handwriting strokes like these can build those neural pathways in the brain to help manage emotions.
The handbook’s main purpose is to activate the left side of the brain through handwriting exercises for the following:
- Critical thinking
- Logical reasoning
- Emotional stability
- Fine motor
- Communication skills
- Letter recognition
How the Rewiring the Brain Handbooks Help
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 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. Try a few of these activities below to support the child’s emotional well-being in combination with repetitive handwriting strokes.
What’s different about the Beginner Handbook?
The Rewiring the Brain Handbook Part I 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.
An older child can still use the beginner handbook if their handwriting skills are delayed or if they can only stay focused for a short period of time. If the child is progressing and appears to be doing the beginner handbook with ease, you can move forward to the intermediate level and then advanced.
If you feel your child or student is at a more advanced level, click here to view the advanced handbooks or to get the full bundle.
What does the Beginner Handbook Include?
The Rewiring the Brain Beginner handbook is a great resource with fun handwriting exercises and activities geared toward kids who need help with emotional control and emotional grounding. In this digital handbook, you will get PDF exercises, activities and information designed to help kids at a beginning level.
What you’ll get in this 63-page digital handbook:
- 70+ Handwriting Exercises for Kids at a Beginning Level: Exercises include circles, curves, sharp angles, waves and other types of handwriting lines.
- 16 pages of fun Tracing, Coloring and Hand Strength Exercises: Fun and playful activities that encourage kids to be creative while “hardwiring” the brain for higher learning functions.
- 5+ pages of Introductory Information about Rewiring the Brain: Background information to help guide you through the exercises and why handwriting exercises and activities.
How do I get my copy?
If you are ready for the beginner copy of the handbook, or want to bundle it, click here.
Simply choose the individual option that is right for your child or students or get all three in our bundle. Bonuses are included when you bundle it!
You can find examples of the exercises, videos and information on what is included in each handbook at the site above.
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Rewiring the Brain Mini-Course
If you want to learn more about how to help your child or students with emotional development, join the Rewiring the Brain mini-course. This course is entirely email-based and provides tips, resources and tools to help kids who have trouble with emotional grounding. Sign-up below to get all the lessons in your email box to print, share, read and re-read as many times as you like. Complete the form to register for the course below.
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