Bringing Movement into the Classroom

The New York Times| Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Schools across the country are adapting a new approach to the school day. Rather than telling children to sit still at their desk all day, we should be encouraging them to be more active. New research has proven that children who are more active have an increased cognition and attention span. Movement breaks throughout the day help to stimulate the cells in the brain which can also boost academic performance. They allow kids the chance the refresh and recharge throughout the long school day. These active breaks do not replace physical education instead, they are aimed at increasing the amount of time children are active. This is a great approach to incorporate exercise into the child’s daily routine and make the school day more enjoyable!



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