Long, long ago, (we may have had electricity) when I was working on a masters degree, I came across a book called, "From Hand to Head". It made me rethink how we teach young children. Then I became aware of more studies about movement and it's importance. There's a growing body of evidence that movement in many forms enhances education for all ages. Check this link for a pretty detailed description of the importance of exercise and its impact on learning. Movement and Learning. From brain breaks to activities, like scoot, that encourage action during lessons, many classrooms are using more movement to increase the productivity of students. So go ahead, incorporate some of the fun games and activities into your day. Not only will it help your student learn and retain, it will be more fun for you and them.
In the linky below, along with many quality educational materials, you will find some lessons designed to get the kiddos up and moving. Have a great week.