Being active on a regular basis keeps the body in shape, but it also keeps the mind performing at its best. The same is true for kids. Research shows that students who participate in regular, vigorous physical activity not only have a healthier body weight but better test scores, too. Kids need at least 60 minutes of physical activity everyday!
Chris Hunt, PE Teacher at Traut Elementary, started the "Academics in Action" program to help "movement learners" with study skills. He is expanding this work throughout the District this year. Read more about Academics in Action now. Or click on the attachment below to learn how exercise relates to learning.
Resources to Get Active:
Schools are using "Brain Breaks" for quick activity bursts that stimulate the body and mind throughout the day. Healthy Kids Club provides classroom resources such as Activity Decks, Minds in Motion Flip Cards, and Fit Sticks. All are available for purchase to use at school or at home for homework breaks. Follow them on Facebook for the latest activity resources and activities.
The Safe Routes to School program helps teach kids how to bike and walk to and from school in a safe and fun way. Visit their webiste to learn more.
PSD is a member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition. Check out resources and events on the BPEC website.