As a teacher I always pondered on why children, including myself, had to fidget or draw or move while listening to a lecture. It wasn't until I did my Waldorf Teacher training that I understood why! We have systems in our body that feed information to our brain, letting our brain know where our body… Continue reading How Movement Can Make You Smarter!
I love "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep!" This movement circle puts a lot of pressure on the wrists, when the feet are being kicked up. This pressure on the joints helps with the proprioceptive system. Stimulating the proprioceptive nerves feeds information to the brain. It tells the brain where the body is in space. This permits… Continue reading Relax with “Three Bags Full”
I just love "Hickory, Dickory, Dock!" You can start this movement (video below) when your baby is very young! I started this with Christina when she was two months old! Crossing the midline is fantastic for building pathways between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. It just boils down to helping your child… Continue reading Neuro-mouse saves the day!
"Humpty Dumpty" is packed with great stimulation for the vestibular system! The vestibular system feeds information to the brain about where the body is in space. This is really important when dealing with gravity! I will admit, I have walked into a few walls so this is great for me! The vestibular system also helps… Continue reading Saved by Humpty’s Cracked Noggin!
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the kings horses and all the kings men They couldn't put Humpty together again It is very sad that no one could help Mr. Dumpty, not even the King's horses or his men! What was it that got shattered in Humpty? Could… Continue reading Poor Humpty Dumpty… or Was It Good For Him?
It takes courage to speak up. Have you ever felt uncomfortable by another person's actions and you didn't say anything? You may have felt powerless and disappointed in how you were unable to speak up. In this fairy tale a little pot keeps making porridge, filling the whole town with it, until finally a little… Continue reading Sweet Porridge: A Taste of Courage
From The Farmer in the Dell: trees are big and strong trees are big and strong, chorus: high ho the merry oh trees are big and strong they have so many roots, they have so many roots, chorus they have a great thick stem they have a great thick stem chorus they have so many… Continue reading Parts of a Tree
From America the Beautiful: Antarctica Antarctica the land of the south pole where penguins like to live and sleep and like to build a home Antarctic Antarctica thank goodness for the krill for whales and seals and penguins too, like to eat for food. Antarctica Antarctica the land where icebergs float. you may be cold… Continue reading Antarctica
From Oh My Darlin: We are invertebrates, we are invertebrates, we have no bones, we have no spine, we are insects like rolly pollies worms or spiders or butterflies sometimes we like to crawl just like a little snail, calling us a mollusk some of us have many legs calling us an octopus sometimes we… Continue reading Invertebrates
Oh Squanto, oh Squanto, He was a hero for the pilgrims! Oh Squanto, oh Squanto, He was a hero for the pilgrims! After a winter full of hunger Pilgrims got off their mayflower boat And when they set foot on land Squanto taught them how to plant, Oh Squanto, oh Squanto, He was a hero… Continue reading Squanto