Building Better Brains through Movement

Synopsis

Brain research suggests that what makes us move is also what makes us think. Physical movement builds the framework for cognition and proper brain development. This interactive, energetic presentation provides a checklist of activities that will give the teacher insight that will help students work at peak performance for learning. It will also demonstrate how proper early brain development is linked to early motor development and how practice of motor movement enhances student performance.

Objectives

  1. The professionals will gain insight into the principles and stages of early brain and motor development that impacts learning.
  2. The professionals will gain insight into individual strengths and how to fulfill the needs of each child through movement.
  3. The professionals will gain insight into how language acquisition can be facilitated through movement and music.
  4. The professionals will gain insight into how movement and action based learning anchors learning based on the brain research that supports the link of movement to learning.