The line we want our children to cross without even thinking about it, is the midline – the imaginary line that runs down the body.
What does that mean and why is crossing the line important?
It helps our children to dress themselves, pour a drink of water and use a knife and fork
Play can be more fun when you can use both hands
At school writing with your preferred hand is enabled
Learning to read is easier when you can track and follow text across the page
How can we develop this important skill?
Crossing the line begins early as babies reach for toys and learn to roll. Place toys strategically so children have to use both hands
Sorting objects into two or more piles involves reaching across the body
Sweeping the floor help with chores creates movements across the body
Clapping games which also develop coordination, rhythm and listening skills
Some great clapping games include:
* Pat a cake https://bit.ly/3iobOvt
* Miss Mary Mack https://bit.ly/3xmFnlb
Crossing the line is lots of fun!