Brain Balance Summer Survival Guide to Learning and Laughing





Are you ready for summer? For many of us, summer time is sunny, blue skies, ice cream cones, and backyard barbeques. We also find ourselves overwhelmed with the responsibility of keeping our kids occupied when the school year ends. As an educator, I can relate to the challenge of providing kids with age-appropriate, educational activities which will have them learning and engaged. There are special challenges faced by parents of kids with behavioral, social, or learning difficulties. 

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Brain Balance Summer Survival Guide 

to Learning & Laughing


Giving parents a helping hand by researching parenting resources that we can use in our homes, I recently partnered with BrainBalanceCenters.com. Implementing a drug-free, holistic approach to address the concerns of behavioral, social, or learning challenges, Brain Balance Centers equip families with summer activities that combine physical and sensory exercises with customized academic skill training and healthy nutrition to help address your child’s specific developmental needs.


Brain Balance research indicates that the root cause of most learning, behavioral, and social difficulties is an imbalance between the coordination between the right brain and the left brain. Left hemisphere dominant children are very detail oriented and logical, while right hemisphere dominant kids tend to be more emotional. Recognizing this imbalance, programs combining sensory motor stimulation, academic stimulation, and nutrition help to address brain imbalance and ultimately improve achievement for all kids.


Brain Balance Summer Survival Guide Tips  


1- Get Your Child Moving


Activities that involve active physical motion help children to read with greater comprehension and retain more information. Enjoy the spring sun by taking your child on an outdoor gallery walk, or take the fun indoors to an exploration-style, hands-on museum. Additionally, children should maintain a daily practice of prescribed left/right brain stimulating activities, including primitive reflex, core, and eye exercises.


2- Come Up with a Daily Schedule with Your Child

Routines keep children grounded—and they are especially necessary during breaks, when the regular school schedule goes out the window. Let your child have input into their schedule—it will give them agency and make them feel empowered.


3- Spend Time in the Kitchen Together

Sugar-free, processed-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free foods bring tremendous benefit to your child's overall health and development. Spending time as a family cooking together also allows everyone to enjoy discovering healthy eating through a fun and engaging activity. It's also a great idea to let your child do simple activities like measuring ingredients, dividing up portions, and reading recipes. This reinforces their reading and math skills without making them feel intimidated. Plus, it helps you with dinner!

We keep learning and laughing going on in our home all year long. Summer is the perfect opportunity to keep kids engaged with Brain Balance's summer tips. Are you as curious as I am to know whether your child has a right- or left-brain weakness? Check out this simple online assessment 
to gain some preliminary insight into your child's functional strengths and weaknesses

Professional Resources

Dr. Robert Melillo is a clinician, professor, brain researcher and author of several bestsellers, including Reconnected Kids and Autism — The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders, and The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan. An expert in ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Issues, Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dr. Melillo has been helping children overcome learning and developmental challenges for more than 25 years. 


Check Brain Balance for more summer survival guide tips.
Brain Balance Achievement Centers are located all over the USA

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Denise Murray Wong

Hi! I'm Denise, a media-friendly, New York based, freelance writer with a background in Early Childhood Education. My blog, niecyisms and nestlings focuses on everyday living, family, parenting life and style, and healthy lifestyles. Denise and her husband, along with their three wonderful children and two rescued cats live in the rural mountains within the beautiful scenic Hudson Valley of Upstate, NY.