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					        A       B      C       D      E       F       G
        l       t      r       r      t       t       l
   Alphabet              This involves reading aloud the
                         letters of the alphabet from
     Edit I
      H                      K            and N
                       J beginning L endM end to
                                   to
                         beginning.
        l       r     Brain Gym
                      t   t  r                l       l
                         Each letter is accompanied by
                         an action – l is a left arm
        O       P      Q raise, r isSa right armU
                             R            T       raise
                         and t is both arms together.
        t       t      l       r      t       r       r
Why do it?
Alphabet edit connects left and right brain, helps eye co-
         V      W
ordination and improvesXvisual, Y      Z
                                auditory and kinaesthetic ability.

        t       l      l       l      r
                       With one arm extended in front of
                       you and your thumb pointing upwards
                       trace the shape of a figure eight in
 Lazy Eights           the air. The eight should be on its
                       side and as you trace it out in large,
                       slow movements focus you’re your
   “Up to the left
   and around.         Brain Gym
                       eyes on your thumb. Without moving
   Cross the middle    your head trace out three eights in
   and up. Around,     successively larger movements.
   down and back to
   the middle”.        Repeat with the other hand and then
                       repeat with both hands clasped
                       together.
Why do it?
Lazy eights improve binocular and peripheral vision. It connects
right and left visual fields and improves balance and co-ordination.
Also helps with reading and long term memory.
Cross Crawl               Standing begin to march in
                          time.
                          Raise your knees and
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                          alternately touch each knee
                          with your hand.
                          Progressively move your elbows
                          to touch each knee.

Why do it?
Cross crawl activates both halves of the brain together.
Research suggests it improves co-ordination, visual, auditory and
kinaesthetic ability and can improve listening, writing spelling,
reading and memory.
    Belly              •Inhale deeply through the nose and
                       then exhale through the mouth in
  Breathing            short puffs through pursed lips.
                       (Try imagining keeping a feather
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                       aloft).
                       •Inhale through nose (count of 3)
                       •Hold (count of 3)
                       •Exhale through nose (count of 3)
                       •Hold (count of 3)
                       •Repeat

Why do it?
Belly breathing improves energy levels and consequently attention
span. It helps with reading and speech.
                       Sit with head resting on desk.
                       Place hands on desk in line with
    The                shoulders, fingers pointing slightly
  Energiser            inward.
                       •Inhale through the nose – slowly
  Keep the            Brain Gym
                       lifting the head, then neck and then
  shoulders relaxed    upper back as you breath in.
                       •Exhale lowering the upper back,
                       then neck and then the head back
                       to the desk.
                       •Repeat three times.
Why do it?
The energiser helps improve breathing, posture and consequently
improves concentration and attention span. It is good for visual,
tactile kinaesthetic and auditory learning
    Stroop                Say the colour that you see…
                          Not the word that you see!

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                     GREEN
                     BLACK
                      BLUE
                      RED
                    YELLOW
Why do it?
Stroop activates both halves of the brain together.
Research suggests it improves co-ordination, visual, auditory and
kinaesthetic ability and can improve listening, writing spelling,
reading and memory.

				
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