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Brain Breaks are Important at VDELC

By
Nancy Kreznor,   Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center
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In-Class Physical Activity Breaks — Good For Mind and Body
Topics:
Physical Activity Participation
Brain Breaks are Important at VDELC
Students are encouraged to get up and get moving in the classrooms, especially before and after an important thinking activity. Sometimes everyone practices yoga positions with deep breathing exercises. Other times, it can be running in place and jumping imaginary hurdles. Each time is different. Projectors in the classroom provide a video for students to follow.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Teachers always participate in the Brain Break activities and encourage other staff to get moving with the students.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Staff and students have a better understanding how a Brain Break works. Students are able to concentrate better in class activities when allowed movement breaks during the day.