The Tool of the Month for March is Cross Crawls. This tool will improve communication between the two hemispheres of the brain for higher level reasoning (problem solving, critical thinking, organization, auditory, etc.). Cross crawls can be used to help with blue zone feelings (low energy) to help energize and focus children. They can also be used for yellow zone feelings (a little too much energy) to help children calm and refocus.
Instruct your child to stand up straight and lift their left knee. Then have them put their right hand or elbow on their left knee, crossing the midline of body. Next have your child switch by lifting their right knee and putting their left hand or elbow on their right knee. Movements should be slow and accurate. If your child is moving too quickly, tell them to slow down. Perform this exercise at least 10 times.