E-K for Kids Author:Paul Dennison & Gail Hargrove E-K for Kids is the long-awaited sequel to Switching On by Dr. Paul E. Dennison which was first published in 1981. E-K for Kids is not a children's book. It is a book on Educational Kinesiology for parents and teachers to read and use with children to help them to better understand how they learn or block learning at school. When children und... more »erstand the relationship of the brain and body, they are more open to the changes made possible by E-K.
E-K for Kids is an illustrated, self-explanatory approach to a complex issue. It is intended to explain brain function as it relates to specific learning tasks. Each page on the brain captures a moment in time in the life of a child as he deals with the trials of learning to read, write, and spell. Liberties have been taken to simplify a mystifying process. Everything which is depicted is neurologically correct; however, "switching off" is relative to the individual and the situation. The illustrations are to suggest only the need for better hemispheric integration.
The E-K exercises taught in this book are safe, simple, natural movements which the homolateral, one-sided learner will tend to avoid doing unless given your permission and encouragement. As children and adults become better integrated, they want more of these exercises and quickly include them in their daily lives. They have proven successful in promoting a more integrated use of the eyes, ears, and body for improved reading, writing and spelling. In fact, not only school subjects, but all activities improve with the use of E-K!
When a child learns with his whole brain, he is open, receptive, and curious about his environment. Simultaneously, he is able to express himself, make new experiences his own, and be aware of his own uniqueness. This is our goal for every person on the planet.« less