Your child spends a significant chunk of their time at school. During that time they are expected to stay focused to learn and explore new topics with their peers – and for grade schoolers, that often times takes place at a stationary desk. But studies have shown that movement throughout the day increases the ability for students to focus, understand information, and retain knowledge.
Movement means more than a weekly Sport class. While a structured Sport class is integral to any well-rounded curriculum, movement needs to take place throughout the day. In fact, there is scientific evidence that adding movement throughout the school day provides a myriad of positive benefits to young, developing minds and bodies.
Movement can have the following benefits on students at school:
We have seen a positive impact on our classrooms, that have regularly-scheduled movement breaks throughout the day. When we utilize movement within and between lessons, we see better-behaved, more engaged students who can more easily focus on and retain what they are supposed to be learning.
There are many ways to add movement to a student’s school day. Here are some of the ways we do it at the German International School of Portland:
Regardless of whether it is throughout the school day, during the school week, or on the weekend with their family, we encourage all our students to keep their mind and body active.
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3900 SW Murray Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
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