Crossing the Mid-Line

Anyone who has been to a physiotherapy session with their child has, I am sure, heard of that vital skill, ‘crossing the midline’.

We use musical instruments like hand drums, rhythm sticks and triangles that require a type of action called cross-lateral movement or ‘crossing the midline’ (e.g. your right hand going over to the left side of your body) that is a crucial skill to make the brain ready for learning basic reading and writing skills.

Siblings can be challenged to learn new skills too

Siblings can be challenged to learn new skills too

To practice crossing our midline, we use movements such as making our long arm into an elephant’s trunk that sways from one side of our bodies to the other, whilst stomping loudly!

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