Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where has all the gross motor movement gone?

It seems that between school, homework, after school activities like T.V./video games, and our multiple methods of transportation children are becoming more and more sedentary. 

Is a sedentary life a bad thing?  I suppose it depends on who you are talking to.  For some, gross motor movement is a challenge, for others it is a necessity. 

However, gross motor movement does provide nuerological benefits, it is said to improve active working memory and problem solving.

Knowing that gross motor movement enhances activie working memory and problem solving where would you supplement your day with a little more gross motor movement?

Here are a few interesting websites that have ideas for including physical activity in the classroom:


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