Schedule time for play or unstructured activities so your kids can process their busy day. It may be overwhelming or draining to spend 6 hours in a classroom and then directly do 2 hours of homework.
Chemicals released during exercise help improve concentration, motivation and learning.
Physical (kinesthetic) learners like to touch, feel and use their hands. They learn best by what they do and experience. They prefer hands on projects.
Students with the physical learning style are likely to use the body and sense of touch to learn about the world around them. It is likely that they enjoy sports, exercise, and other physical activities such as working with their hands. They are more sensitive to the physical world around them and notice textures in clothes or furniture. Physical learners tend to like getting their hands dirty. They would prefer to pull an engine apart and put it back together rather than reading or looking at diagrams about how it works.
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association recently made a decision to eliminate boys’ gymnastics from sanctioned competition. This ruling affects several cities and towns including Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s City of Newton. Both Newton North High School and Newton South High School currently have boys’ gymnastics teams and are allowed to finish up the current season. Beginning next fall they will be unable to officially compete under MIAA rules. Next school year the schools will be able offer boys’ gymnastics as a club sport, however meets will not be sanctioned by the MIAA and there would be no state tournament or championship. Girls’ gymnastics will continue as usual to be MIAA sanctioned.
Obesity, sedentary lifestyle and/or exposure to chemicals like BPA in microwave plastics may increase your child’s risk for cancer. 50% of all cancers are preventable but it may take a change in your current lifestyle. If you do not encourage your kids to eat right or exercise, you are putting them at greater risk for cancer. Most parents tend to put sunscreen on their kids and not smoke around them. However most do not demand a form of exercise or reduce chemical exposure because they do not realize that they are equally important.
Physical health and cognitive health are related. When a student gets their heart to pump more blood from physical exercise, the body ends up sending more oxygen and nutrients to the brain. This can help improve a student’s memory in the long run.
It is suspected that students with ADHD are able to focus better for one to three hours after exercise. This is due to the fact that studies show that exercise increases levels of two key brain chemicals that help people focus (dopamine and norepinephrine).
Children that have 20 minutes per day of unstructured exercise (recess) show improved test scores. Don’t let your school cut out recess periods. Recess is more important than one might think think.
TV, computers and video games have their place, but kids are not learning social skills or physical activity as much as before these items.