A new study finds that classrooms with fewer wall decorations helps young children focus. Children in a busily decorated classroom were more distracted and more likely to wander off task. Read the full article in the New York Times: Rethinking the Colorful Kindergarten Classroom
Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics reported students behaved better with a 15-minute break.
This book chapter explains the mind-body link, how exercise affects cognition and the importance of play, recess and physical education.
How can we prepare our children for a world we can’t envision? Jack Petrash makes the case that the best way to do that is to educate our children to develop three essential capacities: a capacity for vibrant and vigorous activity, a capacity for a sensitive and yet resilient emotional life, and a capacity for clear, focused, original, thinking.
Duke University researchers found that excessive screen media has a negative impact on growing children.
Several research studies indicate that elementary and younger children had better attention spans, academic success and behavior if they were given opportunities for daily physical activity and outside recess. February 23, 2009.