Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
Building Response (ability) - understanding how our brains work
7 min story
Recommended ages: 4 - 12 years
Watch the video then talk about what Michael Rosen's 'cheeky monkey' part of his brain did v's his wise owl part of his brain. Share times when your cheeky monkey has done something and what your wise owl would say (or should have said).
Classroom ideas to help understand our brains
Take a look at Dr Hazel Harisson's great article on 'The brain houses' which explains our upstairs and downstairs brains, how they work together and what happens when we 'flip our lid'. Get children to draw their own brain house and identify all of their own characters that live upstairs or downstairs.