Brain Breaks that Kids Love




Research shows that most of the brain is activated during physical activity. Did you know that your child's ability to focus decreases after sitting for ten minutes? By providing "brain breaks," your child will be able to complete his schoolwork and homework faster. On Fox 4's Mom Squad I shared some ways to give your child short breaks that increase concentration.


Watch the segment Brain Breaks to learn how to:
Use jumping jacks to help release extra energy in a positive way;
Clap, snap, and bounce a ball while reviewing facts;
Rock or ride while reading; 
Stand while completing work; and
Take mini-breaks to get recharged.

Enjoy these tips!
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2 comments:

Jessica Stevenson said...

I so needed to get some of these ideas. My DS does not like doing his seat work (homeschooled) and he delays an unbelievable amount of time!

Cindy Calenti said...

I use brain breaks with the little ones (and even my college students) all the time. I also like using brain break games that help the students (little ones) learn to concentrate and self-calm. I have a list a games that I draw from on a daily basis. It's amazing to see their ability to self-calm and concentrate increase as we practice these games throughout the year.

Cindy

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