This is a fabulous article that explains why children should actively learn to cross the midline as simple techniques like these can help prepare the brain and body to learn! Read the article and watch the video here.
A variety of tools can be implemented within classrooms to help students focus. Bouncy bands are a good option, taking up less room and can be quite discreet.
Watch this wonderful video where a Japanese teachers shows Cookie Monster how to get involved with Whole Body Listening! Very important to hear, see, be quiet and calm in order to process what’s happening in the classroom.
This is a great video to develop a basic understanding of why certain children crave sensory input and how their brain sees and processes the world. Watch this simple video to gain more clarity on the issues related to sensory dysfunctions.