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- Developed by an occupational therapist, these 24 movement breaks are perfect for Zoom Room teaching or for in-person sessions with children. With these two resources, children become astronauts and superheroes who explore the world and save the day!Two Formats: PDF and Google Slides: In this resourc$9.50$11.00Save $1.50
Developed by an occupational therapist, these 12 movement breaks are perfect for Zoom Room teaching or for in-person sessions with children. With this resource, children become superheroes themselves, starting with stretching and working hard to be fit and ready to save the day. Children rescue others and save the world!
Two Formats: PDF and Google Slides:
- In this resource, there are three different ways to share these Movement Breaks with kids: Print and Go! . . . PDF Sharing . . . or Google Slides!
Print & Go!
- Simply open the PDF then print and laminate these cards to get them ready to use! There are 3 convenient sizes for teachers, parents, and therapists who want to print this resource: * 4 Cards per Page * 2 cards per Page OR * 1 card per Page
- Open this resource as a PDF on your computer and share it with your students. If you are doing Telehealth, simply share these slides to your screen.
- This resource is made available through Google Slides as well!
1- Click the link in the download.
2- When prompted, click on “Make a Copy” and this file will be copied to your own Google Drive for you to use anytime!
What are the benefits of movement breaks for children?
1- MOVEMENT IMPROVES FOCUS: According to Harvard University researcher, John Ratey, MD, exercise releases dopamine and dopamine improves focus. Further research supports that moderate intensity exercise increases sustained attention. (Radel et al 2018)
2- MOVEMENT MAY ENHANCE COGNITION: Many studies look at the effects of exercise on a child’s cognition. Movement stimulates thinking parts of the brain. Research from long-term studies suggests that exercise helps cognitive function (Donnelly et al 2016).
3- MOVEMENT REDUCES STRESS: In 2013, Finnish researchers found that children who exercise had lower stress than children who did not exercise.
4- MOVEMENT IS HEALTHY FOR KIDS’ BODIES: A wealth of research shows that children who exercise have stronger muscles and bones, less chance of diabetes, and lower blood pressure.
5- MOVEMENT BOOSTS MOOD: Research in the Journal, Pediatrics, showed that six-year-olds who did moderate exercise showed fewer depressive symptoms (Zahl et al 2017).
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