Just like adults, kids start fading when their bodies have to remain still and quiet for extended periods of time. At first, we are engaged, but as we sit still for a while , it’s natural for our attention to start to fade.
If we give kids more frequent opportunities to get up and move throughout the school day they can remain focused and attend to tasks for longer periods of time. Children may also demonstrate calmer, more appropriate behaviour in the classroom. They may participate more and be more engaged in their learning – showing their teachers what they know! For some kids,movement breaks make all the difference! Junior and Senior Infant children love using Gonoodle as a tool to get up and move between lessons.