These concepts aid the brain in placing words on a page, reading words from left to right, and writing patterns in sequence.
The cerebellum and the prefrontal cortex are connected. If the cerebellum is off, then cognitive function suffers. Cerebellar exercises that cross the midline enlist more parts of the brain for well-developed attention systems. (Budde, 2008)
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The body has corresponding midlines going top to bottom and left to right. Crossing the midlines integrates the brain hemispheres, organizes the brain, allows information to flow freely, and research suggests even acts to prepare the brain for learning!