Motor Eight, lemniscaat
Grab the board with both hands and let a marble roll in the shape of the lying eight through the spiral. You do this by gently tilting the board from front to back and from left to right.
Try to follow the marble with your eyes without moving your head with it. These exercises have a positive effect on concentration, automaticity and emotional balance.
This motor eight is also called the reclining eight, lemniscate, lazy eight and Tibetan Eight: It is an infinite movement, with no beginning and no end.
This variation has two modes of play:
1. one way the marble rolls the lemniscate
2. in the other direction it can enter the maze, turn around again and enter the maze on the other side, the spiral in the middle of each loop gives the possibility for a fluid change of direction!
You hold the lying eight with both hands. This trains the cooperation of the hands, as well as the cooperation of the two hemispheres of the brain. This is based on insights from kinesiology, among others. Move the game with gentle movements from front to back and from left to right so that the ball follows its path without falling off. Let a marble roll along the track and follow it with your eyes, without moving your head. This is a good exercise that helps make both hemispheres of the brain work better together (become congruent). This exercise provides support for dyslexia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and various other brain functioning complaints, among others.
You can also place this eight on the table in front of you and gently push the marble into the circles with your finger. When the eight is straight in front of the body, the centre line is thus crossed.
Activity eight (dim. 28 x 13 x 1 cm)
2 steal balls
Age: 3 years and up
Not suitable for kids under 3 years, due to small objects