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EQUIPMENT

 

(Optional) OHP and OHT showing Body-pegs diagram.  Click for pdf file.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

The body is divided into 20 key points, each of which is allocated a number.  Learning these key-points, or "body-pegs", is best done in sections (1-10 and 11-20)

 

Instruct students as below.  Repeat each stage as necessary - or summarise and repeat the sequence in chunks.  Make it fun!

  1. Click the FINGERS of the RIGHT HAND.  Say aloud in unison, "ONE"

  2. Slap the PALM of the RIGHT HAND twice.  Say aloud in unison, "TWO"

  3. Tap the ELBOW of the RIGHT ARM three times.  Say aloud in unison, "THREE"

  4. Tap the RIGHT SHOULDER (once only).  Say aloud in unison, "FOUR"

  5. Tap the HEAD lightly with both sets of fingertips. Nod and say aloud in unison, "FIVE"

  6. Tap the LEFT SHOULDER.  Say aloud in unison, "SIX"

  7. Tap the ELBOW of the LEFT ARM (once only).  Say aloud in unison, "SEVEN"

  8. Slap the PALM of the LEFT HAND.  Say aloud in unison, "EIGHT"

  9. Click the FINGERS of the LEFT HAND.  Say aloud in unison, "NINE"

  10. Point to the EYES with both index fingers.  Blink and say aloud in unison, "TEN"

BEFORE

 

(Optional)  Display the "Body-pegs" OHT - or display a copy of the drawing on the board.

 

Explain to students that this exercise is the first part of learning a memory-system that will dramatically improve their ability to remember all sorts of things.  It may take a little while to learn but it will be well worth it!

 

AFTER

 

See also "Body-pegs 11-20".  Together, these activities provide the basis of a very effective memory system, to which students can be introduced once they are confident that they know the basic "body-pegs".

 

See the BrainBites activity, "Body-pegs memory system"

 

 

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