Physical Activity boosts grades for ADHD kids?

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Physical Activity boosts grades for ADHD kids?
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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 7:56pm

These articles verify that our kids really do need movement!

 

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Wed, 01-04-2012 - 8:35am

I believe this is so true, sadly recess time is one of the first things to go in order to 'improve' childrens academic performance.

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Wed, 01-04-2012 - 9:01am
Hi Rebekah! Happy to have you drop by this morning.

It's interesting that when our intense kids or any kid acts out -- the first thing most teachers or authority figure does is take the 'activity' away when that's just what our child needs the most -- and if they were to give our kids some form of activity or motion for just a few minutes to get the "wiggles" out -- the behaviors would definitely improve and the focus would return 10 fold.

I know it's hard on teachers - it's often the only bargaining chip they have to get kids to do their work. However, what might happen if they were to give the kids the recess anyway -- and shower the kids with the sincere praise they were worthy of when they weren't breaking the rules and build their inner wealth? What changes might that bring to the child? To the classroom? If the real child was being seen?

 

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Mon, 03-12-2012 - 9:25am
While this link will take you to another site -- the fact sheet has some very pertinent information regarding the importance of movement and "unplugging" for periods of time - GET OUT AND PLAY! http://www.zoneinworkshops.com/fact-sheet/zonein-fact-sheet/