Movement and Learning

Movement, the Brain & Learning

Movement, the Brain and Learning (MBL) is a workshop designed for teachers, pre-school teachers, parents, students 14 years and over. It's suitable for any and everyone.

 Normally presented over two days, the MBL workshop gives theoretical information and practical techniques and skills.

MBL is Ideal for Inservice day/s for teachers and pre-school/kindergarten teachers. The below topics then become a menu from which and Inservice Professional Development day can be formatted. We love presenting PD days tailor made to accommodate your specific needs. It's our specialty.

Course outline & Contents:

MBL is easy to learn and practical in a demonstrable way. It is a movement based programme using specific movements with hand held beanbags.  These Beanbag Activities assist the integration of the Primitive and Postural Reflexes (PPRs), help to develop the brain and improve the brain/body connection; making MBL innovative in its balancing techniques. 

The MBL workshop offers a basic introduction to and an overview of the PPRs. It will help participants to understand the developmental learning process. Participants will learn how each Reflex can impact on learning styles and behaviours, and the implications and impact of unintegrated Reflexes.

MBL includes instruction in the use of Beanbag Activities. Beanbags in this context are small, 4"x4" handheld Beanbags partly filled with rice.

Many Beanbag Games and songs will be learnt and used to assist the integration of the Reflexes.

Recommended for all living humans:

Kinesiologists, parents (Mums, Dads Grandparents), teachers, teacher assistants, students, early childhood workers and carers, physiotherapists and all practitioners interested in learning and understanding more. Anyone and everyone will gain insights and reap benefits from this hands on programme.

Want to help yourself?

Want to help others?

Well, come along. Bring your sense of curiosity and FUN!   

Topics covered include:

  • Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Concentration
  • Behaviour and attention difficulties
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Spelling
  • Cross-patterning
  • Relieving stress
  • Concentration and sitting still
  • Balance and posture
  • Speech and language development
  • Maths and times tables
  • Taking notes from the board 
  • Spatial and audio spatial awareness
  • Vision Enhancement
  • Co-ordination skills

In the workshop we also present:

  • An overview of the Primitive and Postural Reflexes (PPRs)
  • A demonstration of the different reflexes
  • Their effect on our physical, emotional and mental development
  • An understanding of the ‘flow’ and interconnectedness of the PPRs as each emerges, develops, ‘participates’ and then integrates.
  • Songs and movements to consolidate the information

There are no prerequisites for this course.  

Bookings:

Please contact us or go to the Upcoming Courses & Lectures page for more information on booking.