School will look a little different this Fall. Many parents are creating school desks and learning spaces in their homes, but let’s not forget about physical activity for our kids. Physical activity is critical to the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of every child. Some children are drawn to physical activities naturally, while others need positive reinforcement. Take breaks in school work to get their bodies moving. These are called ‘Brain Breaks’. After 30 minutes of sedentary time, take a short physical break. Simple movements like running, jumping, walking, dancing, or skipping increase blood flow and oxygen, which improves brain function. Kids will be ready to take on their next lesson.
Here are some fun ‘Brain Breaks’:
Follow the Leader: https://extension.unr.edu/healthykids/pub.aspx?PubID=2933#followtheleader
Red Light, Green Light: https://extension.unr.edu/healthykids/pub.aspx?PubID=2933#redlightgreenlightgame