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Theme: Feel the Music

Responding to different musical cues, taking turns, and stopping one’s motion are all examples of practicing inhibitory control. This important skill can be practiced in this activity and in other activities we have played in class today.
Inhibitory control is the ability to resist a strong inclination to do one thing and instead to do what is most appropriate or needed. Instead of reacting with what is on the mind at that moment, the child has 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.