Fitness

Research, Studies and Facts

Action Based Learning

Blaydes Madigan – action

BRAIN BASED RESOURCES

Dana Qa

Effect of Brain Gym on Throwing

Fox Chapel Article Alex

Grafton Dance

Precon B: Building Better Brains

RECESS TIME AND THE MIND

Exercises with Music

 

 

Dance in the physical education programme allows students to express themselves while keeping fit. Brain Gym Exercises are a good starting point for introducing dance into the curriculum.  

The main aims of Brain Gym are to:

• promote play and the joy of learning

• draw out and honour innate intelligence

• build awareness regarding the value of movement in daily life

• emphasize the ability to notice and respond to movement-based needs

• encourage self-responsibility

• leave each participant appreciated and valued

• empower each participant to better take charge of his own learning

• encourage creativity and self expression

• inspire an appreciation of music, physical education and the fine arts.

Brain Gym’s Midline Movements focus on two-sided (left-right) movement across the midline of the body. Development and/or properly functioning bilateral movement skills are important for crawling, walking, seeing depth, and are a prerequisite for whole-body coordination and ease of learning in the near-visual area. The Midline Movements help integrate binocular vision, binaural hearing, and the left and right sides of the brain. Over the last century, crawling has been used in neurological patterning to maximize learning potential.