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Discussion in 'Primary' started by daffodilval, Feb 21, 2006.
Does it actually work?
Don't know if this is too late but have a look at www.Cyber-smart.co.uk , they stream wake and shake to whiteboards.
There's a 2 week free trial.
I don't think it needs scientific backing (more common sense!) to know that if 6 year olds who have to sit down for longer than 15 minutes on the carpet find it really hard to concentrate. I do wake and shake as a rule after registration and my kids adore it! They made up all the moves themselves and gave them jazzy names, it takes no more than 5 minutes and without fail, all the children (even the shy/naughty ones) get really into it. It has also really benefited the child in my class with dyspraxia. It helps them concentrate and it helps teacher and kids form a close bond based on having fun. I can empathise however with teachers who may feel uncomfortable doing it, but I think that people who have opted to work with children should be comfortable with maybe making themselves look a bit silly if it helps the children concentrate!
I feel like a right idiot doing it, but it definitely works for me as an adult! I'm always sleepy in the mornings and feel better once i've done a wake and shake! Not sure about whether it works for kids though!
I'm going to cash in on this and bring in a new scientifically proven gimmicky programme also. These are strictly copyright, so just be aware guys!
Which of the following could you fit in?
Wake and Bake
Get into school and do ten minutes of fairy cake and cupcake baking.
Wake and Take
Children use their contacts in the criminal underworld to arrange local muggings.
Wake and Cake
Is the sequel to Wake and Bake, only involves eating them.
Wake and Steak
Children have to name different cuts of meat.
Wake and Ache
this is the hangover programme. Didn't go down well in the trial run...sadly.
Wake and Rake
10 minutes gardening and weeding.
Wake and Snake
Find the right vaccine and your classmate will survive!
Wake and Quake
Ten minutes preapration for earthquakes.
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In my humble opinion, Wake and Fake sums it all up.