Brain Toys are used to help develop higher order thinking skills. Plus, they are fun! (You know that time after lunch when everyone could use a snooze? Brain Toys liven things up for sure!) Who wouldn't want to use Two-Finger All Terrain Action Figures? Or Air Whiteboards? The fun just keeps on coming with Whole Brain Teaching's Brain Toys!
This past year I used the Air Whiteboard, Sockless Hand Puppets, and the Because Clapper. I was rather haphazard though in my use of Brain Toys. This year I will have a specific plan to roll out different Brain Toys. Since, as Chris Biffle says, it is a LLLOOONNNGGG year, I want to introduce one Brain Toy per month. I will do this and keep building on the number of Brain Toys we can use. I want to start very early in the year having my kids use higher order thinking skills and this is a good way to do it. If I put it in my plans, it will happen so that is what I will do. It is great to see the kids evolve in their thinking abilities!
How do I know what to do? I learned about them on the Whole Brain Teaching web site at www.whole brainteaching.com. So, check out the web site and watch the webinars on Brain Toys Part 1 and Brain Toys Part 2. You will be glad you did!
Til next time,