Why is this important?
"Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore." Educational PlayCare
Neurobics Kids is all about preparing children for learning and making sure that they are getting the right movement for optimal sensory-motor development and the perfect stimulation that KEEPS THE BRAIN SWITCHED ON! That said, we want this learning curve to be a positive, interesting and FUN experience for the children. Like Marry Poppins says:
"In every job that must be done, there is an element of FUN!"
Helping children understand themselves and teaching them to have confidence in their abilities and bodies is important. Teaching them skills to improve stress management and enjoy learning can change their experience of life as they know it.
Knowing what children need at different developmental stages and helping them acquire those skills makes all the difference for their future learning experiences.
Below you will find a collection of interesting articles, sites & books.
For more information on how movement and sensory learning affect learning:
- The Integrated Learning Strategies website, filled with wonderful articles and videos related to the importance of movement and how it affects learning.
- How does balance affect focus and attention? Click here to find out more.
- Importance of sensory input? Click here to find out more.
- What does crossing the midline mean and how does it affect learning? Click here to find out more.
- Primitive Brain Reflexes and how they affect my child? Click here to find out more.
- Integrated Learning Therapy, looking at the causes of Learning and Behaviour Difficulties. Click here to find out more.
- The science behind using movement to enhance academic skills. Click here to find out more.
- The Out of Sync Child, written by Carol Stock Kranowitz
- The Out of Sync Child has Fun, written by Carol Stock Kranowitz
- Smart Moves, written by Carla Hannaford