developmentally proper for age and mile stone, steeped in exercises for better eye movement and visual processing and working memory.
The Brains in Motion curriculum is both developmentally proper for age and mile stone, but also a trigger to stimulate both brain hemispheres and have children moving as they are learning. It is steeped in exercises for better eye movement and visual processing and working memory.
Motor development is required so that students use body, brain and visual systems together to better accomplish tasks. If a child has a hard time spelling then adding a motor component such as bouncing a ball or walking a balance beam helps to add more working layers to help information be “in” the brain.
Students are constantly using body and mind together in school. Writing takes knowledge of letters and how they make up words, then using muscles to push a pencil around on a piece of paper and put together the letters in a some sort organized readable fashion.
Enhancing eye movements is the root to reading. When students are expected to read words the expectation is that eye movements have been properly developed to glide across a page from left to right. Young children are still developing this skill thus we see them skipping around a page of text. This skill may have to be learned. 25% of school ages children have not mastered this skill.
Attention and concentration are also a learned skill. For a student who displays poor balance, has little control of their body, or fidgets all the time may struggle with a vestibular or proprioception dysfunction. For these students most of their in school time is focused on “trying to sit still” resulting in poor academics. Our curriculum works to develop the core strength of the body and increase balance so attention can be given to their school work.
Our basic goal is to improve academics and help students read, organize, think, and move more. Brains in Motion views children in a multi-dimensional way “as a whole child”. What we have learned is that if a child misses a small step in milestone development, it can impact his/her lifelong learning. We start in the youngest grades to make sure proper steps of development are learned and mastered.