Tossing a ball, beanbag, or other small object activates physical focus in support of mental focus. A ball toss stimulates blood flow and activates several brain areas, which in turn increases energy levels and recall for learning.
Watch how this elementary classroom teacher uses a tossing activity to practice Vocabulary. During this activity, students focus their Attention on the ball and speaker while quickly recalling antonyms.
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See how Super Why! Phonics Fair includes a wonder words ball toss game to encourage Decoding and Sight Recognition. As learners throw word balls to the corresponding pictures, they develop their Vocabulary and Decoding skills.
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