Physical and Sensory Support w/b 1st Feb
Dough Disco explanation
These are fine muscle exercises.
The inventor realised the children in her class were struggling to write letters. It is based on research that looks at brain development and the fingers are one of the last things the brain controls.
The use of music is to stimulate our happiness chemicals which in turn impact on memory.
You could also try these exercises...
Practice your typing skills...
Click here to access Dance Mat Typing, a fun way to learn touch typing.
There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages.
You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.
When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people quickly learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen. The important things to remember are:
■ Use the correct fingers
■ There's no need to rush!
■ Always rest your wrists on the desk.
You should take a rest, and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles if you get tired.
Some of our children usually attend sensory circuits, the purpose of this is to help to set children up for a school day.
It enables children to reach the level of alertness needed to concentrate during lessons.
Children participate in a 10-15 minute session of activities designed to improve brain processing efficiency, and they generally find that the circuit is a fun way to start the day.
At school we have specialist equipment but in the video and links below there are some suggestions of ways to recreate this at home without the resources.