5 Ways to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer #BrainBalance
May 30, 2017
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Based on years of research, Dr. Robert Melillo's Brain Balance Program addresses not only the symptoms of what plagues some kids, but also the cause. In his new book: Disconnected Kids, Dr. Melillo presents an individualized at-home program that allows parents to assess, address, and correct neurological disconnects in children, using simple physical, sensory, and academic exercises.
Brain Balance is a unique program that combines physical and sensory exercises with customized academic skill training and healthy nutrition to help address a child’s specific developmental needs.
Brain Balance Achievement Centers, located all over the U.S. use an holistic, non-medical, drug-free approach to help children with behavioral, social, or learning difficulties. Since 2006, their program has helped thousands of children get back on track with straightforward tips like the following:
Tip 1. Get your child moving. Active physical motion can help children read with better comprehension and retain more information. Take your child on an outdoor gallery walk, or take the fun indoors to an exploration-style, hands-on museum.
Tip 2. Come up with a daily schedule with your child. Routines keep children grounded—and they are especially necessary during breaks. Let your child have input into their schedule—it will give them agency and make them feel empowered.
Tip 3. Spend time in the kitchen together. Let your child do simple activities like measuring ingredients, dividing up portions, and reading recipes. This reinforces their reading and math skills without making them feel intimidated.
Tip 4. Have your child start journaling their thoughts and feelings. This is a fun way to boost their writing skills and show them that writing can be a meaningful outlet. And, of course, it will show in their school assignments.
Tip 5. Let your child get his or her hands dirty. Stimulate your child’s tactile and visual senses by letting them play with toys like sidewalk chalk and finger paints. These activities are sensory and help your child develop fine motor skills.
Check out the Brain Balance link below for more summer activity ideas.
About the Co-Founder of Brain Balance and Author of Disconnected Kids:
Dr. Melillo is a clinician, professor, brain researcher and author of several bestsellers, including Reconnected Kids, The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan. An expert in ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Issues, Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dr. Melillo has been helping children overcome learning and developmental challenges for more than 25 years.