From the recording Smart Fitness, Smart Foods
1. SMART FITNESS, SMART FOODS
(Ron Hiller/RONNO, Judy Millar, Liz Jones-Twomey © 2008 Song Support/SOCAN)
BENEFITS: These sequential developmental movement patterns (starting with spinal movement, then homologous movement, next homolateral movement, and finally contralateral movement) support and increase the depth of integration of the body and brain. Spinal movement supports our understanding of the vertical, postural midline. Movement of both the arms and legs at the same time supports the development of lateral stability (i.e., sense of left and right side of the body). It provides for exploration of each side of the midline before crossing midline, helping in learning to read and write.