As most of you know by now that I try anything natural for my son what potentially can help him.
I found this amazing exercise a few weeks ago. The reason I did not share it with you all right away because I wanted to try it out and see if it helps, or makes any difference for him.
We encountered a little difficulty just starting this exercise, and I had to turn to his teachers for help. As always, Ms. Carol, Ms. Stacy, and Ms. Megan came to the rescue to help me to teach this little boy how to do this exercise. Amin is an active boy but this exercise requires a bit of coordination. Ms. Megan broke down the task into simple steps.
First she taught him to cross his arms. Once he was able to do that task easily x3 they moved onto the next step to touch his ears (while his arms were crossed). This second step was a little more challenging for him, but he managed to do it well after many practices.
Once he is able to do this two steps easily, we can introduce the final third step squat down with arms crossed and holding onto his ear lobes. We made some great progress with these steps, but still working on it.
As Ms. Megan suggested I started teaching him to squat down, and learn that first. Now he is able to do that, and I am adding the “cross your arms, and touch your ears” task to it. We have some difficulties with it, so I get behind him and try to support him a bit, so he can do the exercise, and become more proficient of it. Now, he is enjoying to do this exercise, and asking for it as well. Sometimes he wants to do it at night as well. I started making him perform this exercise before school, (this is hard lately since he doesn’t want to get up in the morning and we are always rushing), and he has to do it before starting homework. I am not sure if there is any changes at school yet, but I can testify that he is much calmer and focused doing his homework. Amin is still not mastered this exercise yet, and I am hoping that with practice he will be able to do it very soon alone and perfectly.
This exercise makes sense, and I really hope that he will be able to perform this 100%. As for me and my daughter, we started this exercise and doing it every day, several times a day, and I found it very helpful for both of us.
Please have an open mind, give it a try, we can never do enough to help our mind and concentration. This simple exercise will not even cost anything. A few minutes of your life can potentially give you a great benefit, help your child in school and life.