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The new edition of the Brain Gym Teacher's Edition is now available. $60.00

The essential book for all parents and teachers. It covers in detail all 26 Brain Gym movements including instructions on how to complete each movement, what it activates the brain for, targeted academic skills, how to vary the movement to keep it fresh and exciting, teaching tips to help students perform each task properly and how the movement relates to the behaviour and the posture of the student. There is also a section at the back of the book which tells you which Brain Gym to do for which academic skills e.g. To improve reading comprehension you would do "The Calf Pump", the "Footflex" and "The Grounder".

Authors Paul and Gail Dennison USA this edtion Pub 2010 Pb 135 pages

BRAIN GYM-TEACHER'S EDITION by Paul & Gail Dennison $20.00

Contains more detailed explanations of each of the exercises in the 'Brain Gym' book (adjacent), for schoolteachers, parents and EK instructors. The information on each exercise comes under the headings: About The Movement, Teaching Tips, Variations, Activates The Brain For, Academic Skills, Behavioural/Postural Correlates, Related Movements, History Of The Movement. EXCELLENT.

LEARNING GYM
by Erich Ballinger $22.00

Fun To Do Activities For Success At School
Contains the key Brain Gym exercises presented in a very readable and cheerful manner for both kids and adults. It offers a wonderful introduction to Brain Gym, providing brief and simplified explanations of left/right brain activation and learning, along with a short description of the Brain Gym program. Eleven Brain Gym movements are included with playful descriptions of how to do each movement, a more in-depth note on "when & why' and clear illustrations of those activities.

SMART MOVES

by Carla Hannaford Ph.D $50.00

Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head The body's role in thinking and learning is presented for the first time in a popular readable format, supported by scientific research. Neurophysiologist and Brain Gym educator, Carla Hannaford, tells us why we must move - and shows us how to move to fully activate our learning potential. Her remarkable insights will be of great and immediate value to learners of all ages, from the gifted to the so called learning disabled. Chapters on: Neural Networks, Sensory Experience, The Role of Emotion, Movement, Brain Gym, Water, Oxygen & Nutrition, Stress, Labelling, Drugs, Hyperactivity, Learning Disorders.

I AM THE CHILD

by C. Freeman with G. Dennison $40.00

Using Brain Gym with Children who have Special Needs
This remarkable and thought provoking book provides a journal of Gail Freeman's 2 year experience as teacher with children labeled as severely disabled. She shares with us the adaptations of the Brain Gym method that she used successfully to meet the needs and draw out the gifts of 11 children who had varied challenges from deafness to mental retardation. In the book Cecilia also identifies the key elements for determining the developmental priorities of each child as well as how to create a safe environment for the whole group. The heartfelt stories invite us to examine our own fear and frustration, which we experience as we assume the role of responsible parent or educator.

HANDS ON: BRAIN GYM IN THE CLASSROOM
by Cohen & Goldsmith $65.00

This book is a useful photo filled spiral bound manual that gives the teacher, parent or learner visual, step by step ideas on how to use Brain Gym movements when teaching reading, handwriting, spelling or mathematical computation. Starting with PACE Hands On invites movement, pleasure and success in to the learning process. The copious photographs of children doing Brain Gym activities are clear and easy to follow, instructive and inspirational. Most recent Brain Gym book

 

MOVEMENT & LEARNING (Vol. 2) book with CD only $40.00
by Brendan O'Hara

Wombat & His Mates Music
Book & CD
More songs, music & exercises from Brendan O’Hara for improving all facets of learning. Great for groups of children ages 3- 8, in the home or at school.

125 BRAIN GAMES FOR BABIES
by Jackie Silverberg $40.00

125 Brain Games for Babies is a fun filled collection of ways to develop the brain capacity of babies. Included are everyday opportunities to nurture brain development in the critical period from birth to 12 months. Each game has information on the latest brain research, and a discussion of how the activity promotes brain power.

Did you know that the brain of an infant: is 250% more active than that of an adult; has formed 1000 trillion connections by the end of the third year (x 2 that of adult)?; produces synapses (connections) faster in the first year than at any other time of life?

IS THE LEFT BRAIN ALWAYS RIGHT? $50.00

A Guide to Whole Brain Development

Is the Left Brain Always Right? Demonstrates the need for educational programs for that develops the whole child. Traditional instruction is geared toward left hemisphere style of learning, yet many young learners need a more holistic, experiential and imaginative or right hemisphere style of learning.
Includes:
*explanations of the hemispheres of the brain with lots of diagrams and an overview of the connections between motor development and brain development.
* a multitude of developmental activities
* tests for assessing a child’s hemispherical dominance
*dozens if ideas for teaching mathematics, language arts, science and social studies with right hemisphere activities. 370 pages

THE INDIGO CHILDREN

by Lee Carroll & Jan Tobar $30.00

The New Kids Have Arrived

The Indigo Child is a boy or Girl who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes, revealing a pattern of behaviour generally undocumented before. This uniqueness calls for parents and teachers to change their treatment and upbringing of these kids, in order to assist them in achieving balance in their lives and to help them avoid frustration.

SMALL SOULS: MEDITATIONS FOR CHILDREN

by Roxanne Paynter..$25.00

Book of Meditations & Affirmations to encourage children to focus on positive thought and healing. Contains Visualisations and Relaxation’s to stimulate imagination by using subjects they can easily relate to.

By developing self esteem and moral values, children are equipped to confront everyday issue, even illness and emotional crisis. For busy parents, reading one of these meditations is shorter than a bedtime storey, and probably more effective These meditations will bring joy & peace to readers of all ages.

"As a Behaviour Support teacher, we often incorporate calming strategies & visualisation within our work. Roxanne’s meditations are perfect!" Kelly O’Grady B.Ed. M.Ed.

Mind Moves

Melodie De Jager $30.00

A comprehensive guide to understanding different types of barriers to learning, Intelligence (IQ), Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Physical Intelligence (PQ).

BABY GYM $30.00

Brain and Body Gym for Babies By Melodie de Jager Show parents and caregivers how to make every precious moment with your baby really count. The first two years are full of opportunities for movement and play for optimal development of baby's brain and body, senses, reflexes, social and language skills. This book will enable you to make the most of those vital early life experiences through brain and body gym.

The Out of Sync Child

The first accessible, clearly written guide to Sensory Integration Dysfunction. SI Dysfunction is a common, but frequently misdiagnosed, problem in which the messages from the senses are not correctly processed by the central nervous system. Symptoms are oversensitivity - or undersensitivty - to touch, taste, smell, sound, sight, and movement - may avoid touching, refuse to wear certain clothing, be picky eaters or cover their ears - conversely, crave sensations - playing in the mud grabbing others, turning up the volume, preferring hot water and spicy foods. Children may also exhibit usually high or low activity level and have problems with motor coordination.

$35.00

The Out of Sync Child has Fun

Features more the 100 playful activities to help develop and organise a child’s brain and body for counteracting SI Dysfunction. At home, school and out in the world.

$35.00

NLK Mental Fitness Exercises

It’s a must for all students and teachers to enhance the learning process and performance in all areas of your life. Has over 23 simple exercises to switch on the brain. This book contains memory techniques and ways to increase co-ordination and handwriting, plus simple ways to enhance mathematics, reading, communication, focus and comprehension. Plus much more…

$25.00

Learning To Learn - Strategies for
Accelerating Learning And Boosting Performance

By Christine Ward and Jan Daley

Christine Ward B.Sc., M.Ed., and Jan Daley B.A., M.Ed., have both worked in High schools for over twenty-five years as teachers, counsellors and administrators. In recent years they have presented seminars and workshops on practical ways to apply neuroscience research in teaching and learning. Christine and Jan believe that anyone can learn more effectively.

They have seen the many amazing changes that happen when people understand more about their brains and begin to use brain friendly learning strategies. This book was designed to bring these important messages to a wide audience of students, parents and teachers.

Best selling summary of exciting new knowledge about learning. Hundreds of brain - friendly ways to learn quickly and easily.

Life changing practical solutions to learning difficulties. Cost: $45.00

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