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BRAIN GYM – Moving forward one movement at a time

The founders of these wonderful movements are professionals and playmakers, together they gathered some of their favorite activities for learning and moving, gave them playful names, like the Owl and the Double Doodle and organized them according to three dimensions of movement, publishing them in a little orange book called Brain Gym: Simple Activities for Whole-Brain Learning.

Learn, Connect and Thrive!

The founders of these wonderful movements are professionals and playmakers, together they gathered some of their favorite activities for learning and moving, gave them playful names, like the Owl and the Double Doodle and organized them according to three dimensions of movement, publishing them in a little orange book called Brain Gym: Simple Activities for Whole-Brain Learning.

This series of activities is known today as the ‘The 26’ Brain Gym® movements.

Appy Connections’ learning programs does ‘The 26’- as per individual needs and goals

Doing so increases focus, participation and thinking/processing skills yet best of all offers a sense of calm and grounding.

kristi sproates happy at the beach in the sun

Appy Connections’ learning programs does ‘The 26’- as per individual needs and goals

Doing so increases focus, participation and thinking/processing skills yet best of all offers a sense of calm and grounding.

One example of using the Double Doodle activity – use both sides of the brain with bilateral hand movement. Great for achieving a soft focus and skimming and scanning for reading too.

‘The 26’ in their diversity and specificity are uniquely designed to fulfill specific physical requirements of learning which support a fully integrated brain/body state of being.

Educators everywhere are recognising that academics and physical activity are complementary. Evidence of this is seen through standing desks, gym balls, singing and movement breaks.

Movement is the door to learning and learning/using techniques of Brain Gym® to integrate your mind, body and heart is a dynamic process.

Appy Connections supports and teaches people to access and use technologies which improve their daily living skills. Movement and activities from the Brain Gym educational program, known as ‘The 26’ are included into the learning programs, this is intentional and guides individuals to find a balance in this dynamic digital era.

Parents, carers and educators who learn ‘The 26’ Brain Gym movements can also use it for themselves, with children, elderly, people with diverse learning needs, they are easy and non-intrusive movements designed to be used in any environment, in private, a small group or a classroom.

What parents and carers have to say about Appy Connections

Thank you Kristi for your professional and efficient approach in responding to the complex individual needs of my son, for thinking outside the square, helping him to achieve his goals, outcomes and choices. We look forward to many more happy therapy sessions with you.

– Junee Waites OAM

What parents and carers have to say

We have used this service for about four years now. Why? Kristi knows her clients and is able to get them to learn in comfort and a fun environment and most importantly lets my son shine. Can and will highly recommend Appy Connections.

– Kathy Porteous (parent)

What parents and carers have to say

Kristi makes learning fun and has helped my daughter with using different types of apps and programs on her iPad for a few years now and we hope she will continue into the future. I also asked my daughter if she likes it when she has help from you and if she would like more help when the virus is over and again she smiled and said yes!

– (parent)

What parents and carers have to say

Kristi is absolutely wonderful would highly recommend. Great in regards to helping our non-verbal son in communicating with his iPad and app

Nicole Gordon – (parent)

What clients have to say

Hello this is Dane Waites speaking. Just to say it is fun working with Kristi. She has taught me lots of good new things and helps me to feel in control.
Thank you Kristi. Bye for now.

– Dane Waites (client)

What clients have to say

I love doing my 8 week Appy Programs each year, it’s great and fun and helps me to understand to use my devices in a safe way and helps me to stay connected with everyone.

– Mitchell Porteous (client)

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