Posted by Mindy

 

Do you remember doing those hand clapping chants in the school yard when you were little?  Who knew that they were so significant in a developing a child’s motor and cognitive skills?  In light of the Brain Gym activities which I periodically use with my students, this makes sense.

 

Hand Clapping Songs Improve Motor and Cognitive Skills, Research Shows

ScienceDaily (May 3, 2010) — A researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) conducted the first study of hand-clapping songs, revealing a direct link between those activities and the development of important skills in children and young adults, including university students.