Recently, ActivEd published Move to Learn: Exploring the Benefits of Movement in the Classroom. The first chapter of the e-book reviews the connection between brain research and physical activity. Brain research consistently shows that active kids learn better. Examples include:
- Brain research shows a link between movement and enhanced cognition in children. According to Merriam-Webster, cognition is conscious mental activities including thinking, understanding, learning, and remembering.
- Brain research suggests that increasing movement time in schools may support academic performance while also improving the health of children.
- Evidence from leading scientists reveals strong associations between the cerebellum and memory, spatial perception, language attention, emotion, nonverbal cues, and decision- making ability among children who are active while learning in the classroom.
The bottom line: active kids achieve more, have increased focus, and are healthier.
Want to learn more? Download our e-book Move to Learn: Exploring the Benefits of Movement in the Classroom.