Top 10 Benefits of Physical Activity for Children

Here are 10 benefits of physical activity for children:

10.  Improves children’s overall physical fitness

9.  Practice motor skills

8.  Healthy competition when active in sports

7.  Improves self confidence

6.  Encourages socialization when physically active with friends

5.  Reduces obesity

4.  Improves the mood

3.  Helps with self regulation

2.  Encourages setting and acheiving goals

1.  BRAIN BOOSTER!!!!!!!  The positive benefits of physical activity include cognitive skills (executive functioning, attention span, memory and verbal comprehension), higher academic test scores, motor planning and impulse control.

Need ideas to get kids moving? 
Check out the following:
freebie page for gross motor activities –  http://yourtherapysource.com/freestuff.html
50 Sensory Motor Activities for Kids –  http://yourtherapysource.com/50book.html