Exercises to Awaken the Brain for Learning Readiness

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Brain Gym: Simple Exercises to Awaken the Brain for Learning Readiness.  Many parents and teachers find physical activities "too simple" and "too good to be true" to make a difference. Carla Hannaford says common-sense solutions often produce the most profound results.

Brain Gym® Cross Crawls Cross crawls are one of the most important exercises you can do with your child. The purpose of this exercise is to improve communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Movements should be slow and accurate, and children should not rush through them.

Brain Gym® Movement Exercises

Brain Gym® Brain Buttons Brain buttons are meant to stimulate blood flow to the brain and activate the Reticular Activating System (RAS). The RAS is your child's internal alarm clock that tells the brain it needs to be awake for learning. This exercise is especially good for children before taking a test or big exam.

Brain Gym® Movement Exercises

Brain Gym® Hook-Ups Hook-Ups are specifically used for children or adults that have great amounts of stress, anxiety or meltdowns. It's a great activity to calm the body and help your child control their breathing. You can complete this exercise standing (preferred), sitting or lying down on the ground.

Brain Gym® Movement Exercises

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