1. Connecting the different parts of the brain:
Our brains are fascinating and complex organs, it is the control centre for our entire body. The brain is divided into five main lobes:
- Frontal lobe
- Occipital lobe
- Parietal lobe
- Temporal lobe
Each lobe serves specific functions and the lobes have to work together to make our body work.
For example, there is no single part of the brain that makes us read. It is a coordination of many areas of the brain. Reading engages areas that help us see the words, decode and make sense of what we are seeing, understand and interpret what is being read and the ability to move our eyes across the page as we read.
The activities practiced in our Move To Learn Therapy programme help to develop neural pathways, forming connections between the different regions of our brain. These activities have been proven to improve reading and other academic activities.
2. Use of senses to improve learning ability
Learning is a multi sensory activity. The use of senses allows more cognitive connections and associations to be made with a concept which assists us with memory and information processing. The use of senses create triggers for us to retrieve information.
Our senses are a