5 FREE Printables that Incorporate Movement and Learning

Research indicates that children benefit from when teachers incorporate movement and learning. Here at Your Therapy Source, we focus on creating ready to go activities to encourage physical activity, balance, coordination, fine motor skills, locomotor skills AND cognitive skills.

Research indicates that children benefit from when teachers incorporate movement and learning. Here at Your Therapy Source, we focus on creating ready to go activities to encourage physical activity, balance, coordination, fine motor skills, locomotor skills AND cognitive skills.

Research has shown that 5-20 minute movement breaks in the classroom can positively affect the following:

  1. cognitive skills including executive function, attention span, memory skills and verbal comprehension
  2. academic achievement on test scores
  3. attitude changes in motivation and self concept
  4. on task behaviors
  5. organizational skills
  6. motor planning
  7. impulse control

In addition, research has also indicated that students can retain information longer when gestures are used to learn the material.

Freebies that Incorporate Movement and Learning

Here are 5 FREE printables that include physical activity with learning academic material:

Superhero Action Verbs

Roll, Move and Cover

Math Flashcards

Multi-sensory Letter Aa Activity

Sight Word Mix It Up Game

References:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The association between , physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.

Crawford, Judy. Young students jog, jump and dance to retain what they learn. Retrieved from the Medical Express on the web on 1/25/2014 at http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-01-young-students-retain.html#nwlt

Research indicates that children benefit from when teachers incorporate movement and learning. Here at Your Therapy Source, we focus on creating ready to go activities to encourage physical activity, balance, coordination, fine motor skills, locomotor skills AND cognitive skills.