Cross the Midline Race Track

R160.00

Such an essential skill for every child to acquire. Promoting brain integration.

The ability to cross the midline is important on the physical level as well as on the brain level.

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Such an essential skill for every child to acquire. Promoting brain integration.

The ability to cross the midline is important on the physical level as well as on the brain level.

On the brain level, a lack of midline crossing may indicate that the left and right sides of the brain (the left and right hemispheres) are not communicating well together.
The left and right brain hemispheres communicate across a mass of tissue called the corpus callosum.  Each hemisphere carries out different tasks and it is important for each hemisphere to communicate with the other across the corpus callosum in order to coordinate learning and movement.

On a physical level, your child will spontaneously cross the midline with the dominant hand, then the dominant hand is going to get the practice that it needs to develop good fine motor skills.
If your child avoids crossing the midline, then both hands will tend to get equal practice at developing skills, and your child’s true handedness may be apparently delayed and fine motor skills may not be as good as they could be.
One of the factors affecting handwriting is having a specialized, strong hand that does a good job of controlling the pencil.
If both hands are being used equally, then your child may well end up with 2 mediocre hands rather than one strong, specialized hand.
And mediocre hands do not produce great handwriting!
Some children with poor midline crossing skills go to school having developed a dominant hand, but may have developed some “compensatory mechanisms” that make writing really awkward for them.

  • Durable 9 mm wooden lazy eight midline crossing race track, measuring 480mm x 180mm.
  • Non-toxic and varnished.
  • Specifically designed with deep grove that guides children along correct path of track.
  • Stretches beyond shoulders of learner allowing for effective integration.
  • Comes with multi-use manual to ensure that a multitude of skills are applied e.g. learning with integration of shapes, colours, spelling words etc.
  • Objects to be moved along the track, as well as a pencil are included.
  • Directionality arrows are indicated on board for correct usage.

*This product as all other products have a patent pending and may not be reproduced.

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