As parents we all want our children to be happy, learn and make friends.

All parents want their children to be healthy, thrive, learn and develop at their full potential. But at times we can see some children struggle with different aspects of their learning.

There are many different reasons that this can occur but there can be simple solutions to these problems.

Here are 3 important facts you need to know in regards to your child’s learning:

1.The development of skills needed for learning develop alongside our capacity for controlling and coordinating movements

Movement and learning occur in the same part of the brain. In some learning delays difficulties it can be to do with certain areas of the brain not working at their highest capacity.

Children with learning difficulties have been shown to have poorer gross motor skills and poor balance control compared to their peers.

2. 90% of stimulation of the brain comes from movement of the spine.

It is vital for our children to move in order to keep our brains stimulated as well as our bodies working well and healthy. Anything that affects our moving effects learning.

Spinal movement is also vitally important as your brain and body connect via the spinal cord that runs through your spine. Make sure your child is getting their spine checked by a chiropractor to make sure there brain and body connection is optimal.

Spinal restrictions occur at an early age.The first factors that can influence the spine are in-utero constraint and trauma during birth. Falls and accidents in toddlers learning to walk, and general falls and tumbles can also cause spinal restrictions. 

3. We can improve learning and cognition by brain coordination exercises.

It is important to know that you can cement pathways of reading, spelling, concentrating and behaving by moving.

A research study was conducted to show the effect of brain coordination exercises in children with learning difficulties.This consisted of  2 groups – one with brain exercises and another group without the brain exercises. It was found that children in the exercise group had significant changes in reading, writing, comprehension, dexterity and speech language fluency compared to non exercising control group. When followed up several years later the children had retained the improvements they had gained in motor skills, speech and language, sound organisation and working memory.

Reference: Reynolds,D. And Nicolson,R.I., et al. Evaluation of an exercise based treatment for children with reading difficulties. Dyslexia,(2003) Feb. (2008) May.

Our connecting kids program works specifically to help with your child’s learning.

We test your child’s development and assess where their learning difficulties lie. We then design a tailored program to refine and integrate certain areas of the brain and their specific functions.

For more information go to our connecting kids video on our website or contact us to further discuss how we can help.

Here is the link to the Connecting Kids Program