One of the many strategies we use is movement to calm and bring increased self regulation, attention and awareness to our learning and social interactions. Here is a variation on the Brain Gym's Hook Ups described above. This child is often observed using it independently when he notices he is 'playing his movies in his head.'
We teach a variety of techniques to self calm and increase self awareness of our emotions and bodies. This one is a simple method to allow the time and space for children to self regulate & access the lessons in Pirate Club and through out the academic day.
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