Freebie Friday ~ Brain Gym Resources

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Brain Gym

The Brain Gym program is something I believe strongly in. I’ve been to seminars on this topic and have even taken a child to see a Brain Gym specialist. I use many of the calming methods daily and its made a marked difference in my home.

Below are some free Brain Gym resources I’d like to share with you.

Visual Stress and Brain Gym: Learning , Attention and Behavior. from Shoshana Shamberg OTR MS FAOTA on Teachers Pay Teachers
Brain Gym
Assessment, activities, lesson plans, and effective strategies for addressing sensory stress and sensory processing disorders affecting reading, math, attention, behavior, handwriting, communication, movement/sports, and much more.

Simple Brain-Body Connections Using Little To No Equipment from Great APE on Teachers Pay Teachers
These simple activities can be done in the classroom, hallway, gym, or even at home. They combine movement, balance, crossing-midline, working memory, spelling and reading, and an element of FUN! Print each page and cut into 8 different stations or task cards. Every page includes multiple options for doing these challenges either sitting, standing on one foot or two feet, eyes open or closed, and lots of ideas for spelling out words, names, colors, etc.

Brain Gym Cards – from Martin Green on Teachers Pay Teachers
15 different printable activities to stimulate the class.

VALENTINE Brain Breaks [Brain Gym] – FREEBIE! from Sassie South African on Teachers Pay Teachers
Please enjoy this FREEBIE of 16 fun, quick and easy Valentine-themed activities to use as a daily warm up, to keep the students active, or to help them refocus in the middle of a class.

– 16 Valentine-themed Brain Break Cards (Color version only)
– Preparation tips

Brain Gym Cards {Freebie}! from The Teacher Baker on Teachers Pay Teachers
Use these Brain Gym cards to print out (and cut out) to use when students need those brain breaks! I keep mine in a cup on my desk and let a students pick one out when needed.

This is meant to be used in correlation with Brain Gym by Paul E. Dennison in order to understand the activities.

20+ FREE Wiggle Brain Breaks
from This Reading Mama
Do you teach a wiggle worm? Or perhaps your learner(s) have been sitting for a while and you can see the energy level going down. Enter wiggle brain breaks! These wiggle brain breaks can help wake up and recharge the brain, something I particularly need after lunch!

Back to Front Brain Exercises Essential for Comprehension, Attention and Behavior from Integrated Learning Strategies Learning Corner
So many parents are surprised when their child is struggling with attention and focus, and more movement is recommended. “The problem is to have my child sit still, not move more,” they often say. The truth is, when children are young, their brain development depends on certain types of movement for learning from birth all the way up to the age of 12, and even beyond. Those first few years are critical, and if your child or student demonstrates poor muscle strength or has not developed their gross motor skills, you may start to see gaps in their learning development, behavior, attention, hand-eye coordination, reading and comprehension.

Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher from Integrated Learning Strategies Learning Corner
As I think back to the time when I was in kindergarten, I realize how much has changed. What was once naptime, coloring, painting, and running around the playground at recess, is now a place for reading, writing, sitting still in your chair and an introduction to math facts. Even preschool is now more focused on academics and many of them tailor their lesson plans to higher learning subjects that normally wouldn’t begin until kindergarten or first grade.




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