Thursday, 11 April 2013

Integration of the Left and Right Brain

Hello to all our Head Start families. This week we have looked at the integration of our left and right brain. What does this mean, well.....The left and right hemispheres of the brain work in different ways and integration of the hemispheres is important so that the whole brain is involved in the thinking and learning process. Activities that cross the body's mid line promote the pathways between the hemispheres and help to integrate them. Activities that use both sides of the body at the same time are important for developing coordination as well as spelling, reading, listening and comprehension.
For most of our classes this meant getting everyone on their hands and knees and crawling around the Head Start Obstacle course with their child.  Others had fun playing tapping sticks or practising left hand right hand on the low down monkey bar. Wealso had some of our posting favourites out and were getting the children to reach to from left to right to post objects.

Don't forget if you would like to come to our seminar "Foundation Skills for Learning" on Thursday (18th April, 2013) evening (7.30pm) give Di a call (03) 4879698 and please book in.

 Don't forget to take a take home sheet to help you remember the activities that we do at Head Start, these are always beside the sign in sheet. Have a great week and we will catch you next week at our Head Start Headquarters :)

From the Head Start Team

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