Play2Health Simon Says Tummy - VideosExecutive function is self-regulation skills that require three types of brain function: working memory, mental flexibility and self-control.

Self-control enables us to set priorities and resist impulsive actions. These functions are highly interrelated, and the successful application requires them to operate in coordination.

Children aren’t born with these skills; they are born with the potential to develop them.

Providing the support that children need to build these skills at home and in other settings they experience regularly is one of societies and parents most important tasks.

All of the exercises and videos offered by Play2Health in our executive function category and others genuinely do improve the ability of children to control themselves and develop executive function skills that they will use throughout their lives.

Videos:

  • Simon Says, allows kids to gain practice in listening skills and following directions. By observing the video and doing what the character is doing. Simon Says, while fun, also builds self-regulation skills.
  • Match Game, allows kids to gain practice in memory by observing the video and matching flash cards to the video order. Its a fast moving game that requires focus and attention. Match Game, while fun, also builds self-regulation skills.
  • Freeze Dance, allows kids to gain practice in controlling impulses by observing the video and doing what the character is doing. Freeze dance, while fun, also builds self-regulation skills.
  • Follow, Follow Sam and Follow Follow Max allows kids to gain practice in following directions and impulse control by observing the video and doing what the character is doing. Follow, Follow Sam, while fun, also builds self-regulation skills.