“Starting at the top of your head let’s draw an imaginary line down the middle of you — in the middle of you from front to back and side to side.”
In movement classes, the children do activities which clarify their midline. They extend away from and gather toward their midline, cross their midline, make limb-loops on either side of their midline and then limb-loops across their midline.
Making body-loops in relation to the body’s midline helps to clarify, create, and deepen connections not only between different parts of the body but also between the brain and the rest of the body as well as within the brain itself.
The children criss-cross and uncross their hands, feet, arms, legs, elbows, knees, and eyes in relation to midline.