Motor and language development and its relationship with learning

  • 2014

Motor and language development and its relationship with learning, quotes compiled and commented on by Tamara Chubarovsky

The professor neurologist at the University of Helsinski, Matti Bergstrom defines it this way: The brain discovers what the fingers explore. If we do not use our fingers, if during childhood we become `` blinds of the fingers '', the rich network of nerves impoverishes, which represents a huge loss for the brain and reduces the overall development of the individual . If we neglect the development and education of the fingers of our children and the creative training capacity of the hand muscles, what we neglect is the development of their understanding of the unity of the things, we diminish their creative and ethical abilities. Those who created our old traditions always understood this. But today, Western civilization, obsessed with information that overvalue science and undervalue what really has value, has forgotten everything. We suffer a da o of values .

The pedagogue Christofer Clauder puts it this way: The development of mathematical coordination skills arises from practical motor coordination skills, as well as verbal ability arises from reciting rhythmic poems, carefully chosen for their linguistic content, which reinforces the sounds and especially the recognition of the syllables, an important precondition.

Unque Although there are sections for each part of the body, the sections of the fingers, hands and speech muscles are much larger than the sections for the rest of the body. So the cerebral cortex is especially important to feel and direct precise complex actions of the hand, such as the use of the fork, pencil or to speak. Jean Ayres

We also understand, as from the ability of the fine motor skills of the hand and language of a child, we can observe its general state of neural development, and on the other hand, how Through language and precise finger movements, we can help you to mature.
That a child is not able to make a crossed hand movement (second part of the Chaparr n, DVD Rhymes and Fingers Games), shows that his child is still present The average vertical line, that is to say that its hemispheres have not yet been fully integrated. On the other hand, the symmetrical movements or those of the first part of the Chaparr n (without crossing), help the child to make neural connections and dissolve the middle line, fundamental to be able to perform with Ease a cognitive task. We see how finger movements and good articulation prepare the brain for many other activities. In the conferences I usually say: “The fingers are the builders of highways and the good articulation is the lighting”. On a good and well-lit highway, cars can circulate at high speed, just as in good neural ways, information can flow smoothly. If children have to process a lot of information, when the roads are not yet prepared, then a “traffic jam” occurs. And we see many children "stuck" in learning, as well as a narrow road through which many cars want to pass. Let us dedicate ourselves, then, to helping children to build “their highways”, through sensomotor experiences, in the construction stage, to the change of teeth, which then, to fix a bad construction is much more laborious and boring… Let's take advantage of this stage of gold, for what is really important (basic skills) ... that for the rest (specific skills), we have a lot of time left ...

“The left hemisphere produces language (language center) and fine motor skills, so the right hand in right-handed people is more skilled and we write with it. The right hemisphere deals with the spatial relationships between touch and sight. For complex functions it is necessary that both hemispheres work together. ” Jean Ayres

Dr. Gilbert Childs says “The order in practical matters will contribute to the order of mental processes, laying the foundations of lucid thinking for their adult years. Children learn to "think with their hands, " and the fact of performing repeated activities related to the home and human labor strengthens their willpower.

Quote Margaret Sasse : “Child development follows an orderly, predictable and interrelated sequence that is directly related to the child's intellectual and learning abilities. Each stage of development assimilates part of the previous one. So the conclusion is logical that the child's learning and behavior can be affected if any of the stages of natural development of early childhood had been spoiled. ”

Quote by R. Steiner: “The development of the body and its functions are carried unconsciously. Only when the faculties work unconsciously are they correct; they are reliable only when what I have to do is implanted in the ability of my hands and is done by itself, without the need for additional reflection. When the practice has led to habit, then surely I have achieved what I have to achieve through my body ”

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