To do: Test reactions times by dropping a ball, and asking your child to reach out and catch it.
Time: 15 minutes
Materials: Ball or something to drop.
A fun test to speak about how our brain makes our body move is by testing reaction time. Speak about how your brain tells your body where to move and when.
Today, test reaction time by dropping a ball and asking your child to catch it. Say, “I’m going to drop this within the next 5 seconds, but you might not know when. Just try to catch it!” Your child will love doing the same for you.
For your older child: Look up some fun riddles or brain teasers. It’s great to get thinking in new and creative ways! Here are some brain teasers for kids from Everything Mom.
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