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The Body Is a Tool of Learning

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Jul 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM
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Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the link between movement and learning. We know it's beneficial for children to remain active while learning. As achievement increases, students are more focused and less hyperactive, and they are healthier. In May, The Atlantic published "Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement." The article lays out the case for movement in early childhood education. From the article: 

Research has shown time and again that children need opportunities to move in class. Memory and movement are linked, and the body is a tool of learning, not a roadblock to or a detour away from it. 

When students aren't active in the classroom, they lose opportunities to maximize learning. Many times, students become restless when they sit at their desks. Movement in the classroom is especially important as some schools decrease the amount of time students spend at recess.

Help your students use their bodies as tools for learning with Walkabouts by ActivEd. Integrating movement into standards-based math, language arts, and reading lessons helps educators utilize a valuable tool for academic success! Learn more today.

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Topics: Active Learning