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Responding to different musical cues, taking turns, and stopping one’s motion are all examples of practising inhibitory control. This important skill can be practised in this activity and other activities we have played in class today.
Inhibitory control is the ability to resist a strong inclination to do one thing and instead do what is most appropriate or needed. Instead of reacting with what is on their mind at that moment, the Cheeky Monkeys have to stop or inhibit that inclination and enact something else.
Examples are:
-Being able to think before you act.
-Being able to learn something new that conflicts with what you usually do.
-Acting appropriately when tempted to act otherwise.