Back to Front Brain Exercises Essential for Comprehension, Attention and Behavior

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

To do the "Wall Crosses" exercise, have your child stand near a wall or use an agility ladder if available. They should place their hands flat on the wall and get into a lunge position. Starting with the right leg, they should step forward and then switch to the left leg, maintaining controlled movements. Encourage them to tap their foot as they switch legs. Repeat this exercise 20 times (10 for each leg).

To perform the "Scissors" exercise, have your child stand on a small trampoline or on the ground with feet together and hands at their sides. While jumping on the trampoline (or without one), instruct your child to switch their legs and arms back and forth in a scissor-like motion, resembling skiing. Be prepared to assist if they struggle with balance, coordination, or strength. Repeat this exercise 20 times (10 for each leg and arm).

For the "Weighted Bar with Feet" exercise, use a weighted bar of your child's choosing and have them stand with feet together, holding the bar in a resting position. Instruct them to lift the bar behind their head and then bring it forward in front of their head. As they progress, incorporate walking with one foot in front of the other (heel to toe) while performing the bar movements. If they struggle with balance or coordination, provide assistance as needed. Repeat this exercise 10 times.

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