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More Brain Play Variations for Preschoolers

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Recently, I was privileged to speak on Brain Play™  at the All Hands on Deck conference for the Northern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association.  After sharing with them the benefits of Brain Play™ and moving through the eight developmental patterns with them, they all split into groups to come up with their own movement patterns. It was great fun learning new rhymes and ways to play. At the end of the session, I was asked to post each of the movement patterns everyone developed, so they would be able to reference it in the future. Here’s what they came up with. Enjoy!

Daily Dance Parties: Brain Play™ for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This version of the Brain Play™ can be used with children ages 2-5. These activities are based on research in early brain development, inspiration from other movement educators such as Anne Green Gilbert's Brain Dance and Beverly Stokes' Amazing Babies, and the joy I saw that these activities brought my girls and the dancers at my studio. These activities are designed to foster body awareness, integrate the brain and body to help focus learning, and warm up the body from head to toe. Brain Play™ can take as little as 10 minutes to complete or take your time repeating favourite sections or adding movements concepts for a longer more varied experience.

Baby Brain Play: 8 activities for brain and body development

This version of the Brain Play™ can be used with babies as young as 6 weeks up to 18 months. These activities are based on research in early brain development and inspiration from other movement educators such as Anne Green Gilbert's BrainDance, and Beverly Stokes' Amazing Babies, and the joy I saw that these activities brought my girls from the time they were born. These activities are designed to foster your baby's body awareness, assist with early brain development, and strengthen the caregiver-baby emotional connection. Brain Play™ can take as little as 5 minutes to complete or take your time repeating favourite sections or adding movements concepts for a longer more varied experience.

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