Children are faced with another form of spatial connection in the brain when they start to read and write. It is not uncommon for them to mix 'b' and 'd', 'p' and 'q', 'was' and 'saw'.
At these times children need patience and help from parents and teachers if having difficulty with these concepts. 'S' is another letter often written backwards or confused with 'z' while '2' and '5' are often mixed up.
Difficulty with Spatial Relations
Difficulty with spatial relations can be carried into adult life. I came across a lady many years ago who was always having car accidents because she couldn't work out where she was on the road in relation to other cars. Her children were the same. She came to me for painting lessons. She also had difficulty concentration and understanding instructions. Obviously her brain was not balanced.
Telling the Time
Anyone having difficulty with spatial relations has a part of their brain that is not working quite right. Other areas that these brain problems can show up in is that the person cannot understand the grammar of their language, they just can't understand logic or they find reading an old fashioned clock with the hands just too difficult.
Learning the Basics
In my view, the first three grades of schooling are the most important. It is here that the child gets their basic training on which the rests of their schooling. The education of children has gone backwards since the abolition of specialist teachers for the Infant classes. (Spoken by an specially trained Infant Teacher.)
Reading and writing are two different methods. The act of reading can be very difficult for some children whose brain is not 'wired' quite right. Reading is a perceptual activity. It requires the recognition of words, letters and numbers. It requires that you have the memory of the written symbol somewhere accessible in your brain.
Writing is an intentional activity. It also involves kinesthetic perception which is the ability of the arm, hand and fingers to connect with the pencil and paper and to be able to transfer thoughts from the mind to the paper. These thoughts may be in the form of words or drawings.
These activities are centred in the left side of the brain.
Parts of the Brain affecting Learning
It depends how well these three parts of the brain are working if you have problems or not.
If you have difficulties in any of the following -
Brain Health - Spatial Reasoning
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Spatial reasoning and Kinesthetic perception are organized in a part of out brain.
We need to be able to 'see' maps in our mind when we drive the car to the supermarket, leave the car in the supermarket yard, when we walk around a shopping centre and to get ourselves to and from work or school.
It is the organization in our brain. So it is very important to have a healthy brain.
Spatial reasoning helps us find lost objects, like the air conditioner remote that I lost down the side of my chair - it was missing for a week right through the time of a heat wave.
If something is not visible, some people have trouble finding it. It is often said in our family that the 'man look' will not find things in the back of the refridgerator or cupboard. Only things at the front can be found. Men often have this difficulty.
So you can see the spatial reasoning is important in our lives.
Kinesthetic perception allows us to know where our body is in relation to the objects around it. We need to be able to coordinate the movements of our arm, hand and fingers to pick up a glass. Kinesthetic perception allows us to hold the glass upright so that the liquid does not pour out of the glass on the way to our mouth.
We also need kinesthetic perception to bring the glass to our mouth and to place it on the table or bench again.
How Spatial Reasoning and Kinesthetic Perception Affects Children
Toddlers learn these kinesthetic movements and spatial relations when they learn to feed themselves and drink out of a cup. They need a sense of spatial relations and kinesthetic perception when trying to dress themselves. They need to know where their body/arm/leg is in relation to their clothes and the surface they are resting on, eg bed or floor.
Young children also have to learn left and right.
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The most popular natural toothpastes I sell in my online stores are Propolis, Vicco Olive Leaf toothpastes.
Today people are becoming increasingly aware of food they eat and the cleaning products they use on their body.
With chemicals in the environment abounding since the 1950s, we are constantly surrounded by them.
Today, more than ever before, cancer takes its toll on the community. It was a rarity in the 1930s to 1950s.
Commercial toothpaste is a product that has also been invaded by chemicals. It must make your teeth look whiter, It must kill the bacteria in your mouth and it must have plenty of froth and bubble. Then, of course it must come in attractive containers and sometimes the paste itself is even coloured, and be peppermint flavoured.
Well, I for one am prepared to go without most of this. I definitely don't want the chemicals, especially the dangerous ones. I don't need the froth and bubble. When was the last time that the air in a bubble of froth cleaned anything?
What I Look for in a Toothpaste
My preferences in a toothpaste are
How I found Out There was a Need for Natural Toothpaste
I sell a variety of things on Ebay. I started out selling plants, cutting and seeds from my garden. I have been into Natural Health products all my life and make my own Flower Essences, Creams, Herbal Tinctures and Homeopathic remedies.
After a few years with severe allergies and chemical sensitivities, I was buying Natural toothpaste from my supplier. I put some on my Ebay site along with my bottles and vials and suddenly the toothpaste became popular. As I say, I didn't set out to supply toothpaste. However if people need it I am happy to supply it.
Berberis homeopathic remedy is well known to ease kidney and bladder infections. That burning pain, not being able to empty the bladder. Pain around the kidney area in the back.
How to Find Your Kidneys
The kidney area in the back is on each side of the spine in the middle of the back. Put your hands on your hips - waist level. Now slide your thumbs towards the back 50-75cm (2 or 3 inches) and press in a little with your thumbs. This is about where your kidneys are.
Lower Back Pain, Sciatica
This wonderful remedy can help you with many other ailments. It can help you if you have lower back pain. It can be centred on the left side, around the hips and sometimes going down into the thigh. Sometimes it is known as sciatica. This pain is worse when standing or walking or when standing up from a sitting position. Pains can also radiate around the back.
Just for Women
Berberis may help ease vaginal thrush or candida. When you have vaginal thrush you can also have problems in the mouth and sometimes in the sinuses (nasal problems). These areas are all called the mucous membranes. They are the soft moist areas of the body that secrete fluids. Berberis can also help ease these problems.
Berberis may also ease colic pains or period pain. Anybody who has suffered from this will know just what I mean. It is worth trying s simple, safe remedy to be free of this.
Just for Men
Berberis has also been known to ease erectile dysfunction. This is a problem for men when the penis cannot become erect.
Herbal or Homeopathy
Berberis can be taken as a herbal extract or tea as well as a homeopathic remedy. However the homeopathic remedy will work at a deeper level.
A study has been done that uses Berberine, a natural chemical ingredient in Berberis for Type 2 Diabetes. It was found that berberine was as effective as Metformin in bringing blood sugars down any in easing high blood pressure.
Where to Buy this Remedy
This remedy can be purchased in a 6x or 6c potency from your local health food shop. You may be able to buy 30c on the internet or better still visit your local homeopath who has a wealth of knowledge and can determine if this remedy will suit your symptoms.
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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