Fidget spinners are currently all the rage in most households, schools and preschools in New Zealand. With some schools banning them and others embracing them what is the impact of these toys on children's learning and development? Do our children benefit from such a thing, or are they just too hard … [Read more...] about FIDGET SPINNERS: A Crazy Craze or a Teacher’s Toolbox
There are many questions running through my mind about reflexes, some of which could become areas for research. Particularly at the moment is the role of the STNR reflex. The more assessments I undertake on children the more I am seeing this reflex still fully present. Currently, I am working … [Read more...] about The STNR (Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex)
Our eyes are essential for learning - especially in the classroom. We track (left to right) both when reading from a book and from the board. We need binocular vision to adjust our eyesight from close reading range to further distance - board range. Our eyes work overtime in the school system and … [Read more...] about Reflexes and the Eyes
HAPPY NEW YEAR! To get us all thinking about how the brain is impacted by the movement of the body here is a quick reference chart on some of the reflexes that impact our ability to learn. Remember Primitive reflexes aren't always the bad guys. We need them when we are young - but when we get … [Read more...] about A quick snippet . . .