ActivEd Blog

Are young children losing the brain-boosting benefits of playtime?

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Jul 18, 2016 12:11:02 PM

PBS Newshour shared an interesting piece on the importance of playtime. Physical activity and play don't stand in the way of academic achievement. They enhance it. Go to PBS to watch and learn about how play can impact students. 

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School in Indianapolis Is Building Leaner Kids to Increase Learning

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Feb 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When staff at Indianapolis Public Schools realized that kids at Frederick Douglas Elementary School were some of the heaviest in the city, principal Aleicha Ostler searched for help. She implemented a daily before-school exercise program (Build Our Kids’ Success) and students began using exercise ball and  stationary bikes, and running. The results have been impressive. From the Indy Star:

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Infographic: Kids Need 60 Minutes a Day of Physical Activity

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Sep 28, 2015 11:10:00 AM

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) recently posted the following infographic with important data on where kids live, learn, and play. The data show that 95% of children are in school 6-7 hours each day. What is your district doing to make sure your students are active kids?


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Topics: Activity