Spotlight: The Visual-Cognitive-Motor Movement Activity
“Spotlight” is the visual-motor activity that engages attention, memory, self-regulation and social relationships by helping children THINK while they move.
Spotlight is an engaging visually-based 5-minute physical activity for students and adults (ages 5 and up) that enhances attention, memory, self-regulation, and social interaction by requiring you to think while you move.
The "Anyone, Anywhere" Visual Cognitive-Motor Activity
A flexible "for anyone" program, Spotlight can be implemented easily with no equipment, in a brief time-frame with little training. While we focus on school-aged children, we have adapted Spotlight for seniors, sports teams, and office settings.
What are the Spotlights?
The Spotlights are colors that communicate one movement per beat, 4 beats to a measure, 16 beats to a page. We call each page an Element. Each Element consists of patterns of movement that participants can mix and match over time.
The Color Code
Each color represents a move with a body part. Red = right foot, Blue = left foot, Yellow = both hands, Purple = one hand, and green = free move. You may move with the body part any way you choose. Initially, we step or stomp, clap and snap to get the game started.
When to Play Spotlight
Spotlight can be done anywhere, anytime in 5 minutes or less. Spotlight can be done to alert or calm the brain before a learning experience, daily activity, homework, art or musical performance, sporting competition or to simply bring the brain and body into mindful intention throughout the day.
If you are interested in bringing more activities to your classroom or clinic learn about The Kinetic Classroom here www.lynnekenney.com/the-kinetic-classroom.