I have had the opportunity to talk to many parents of children ages 6-11 and a few common struggles have been “My Child doesn’t pay attention during class”, “I am afraid my child will not learn anything during online school”, and “My Child is irritated with the circumstances and it shows in their mood.”
You could probably guess it already, but some of the best ways to resolve these issues, that I know all of you are having, is to have your child become involved in some type of aerobic physical activity between each of their classes and between the schoolwork they are doing (or just in general consistently).
PE 1 or 2 times a week for 30-45 minutes is not enough!
Dr. Erin Hall from the Physical Education and Health Department at California State University conveyed that “physical activity increases blood flow and oxygen delivery [to the Brain], thus increasing mental functioning.” There is a link to the amount of blood and oxygen that flows to the brain and a person (or child’s) ability to maintain and increase focus and the quality of other brain functions.
Getting up, getting moving, and participating in physical activity between classes allows your child’s brain to refresh, restart, and activate to their full potential.
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Hall, Erin M. “Integration: Helping to Get Our Kids Moving and Learning.” The Physical Educator, 2007, js.sagamorepub.com/pe/article/view/2154.
Ramocki, Stephen P. Creativity Interacts with Fitness and Exercise. 2002, connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/6346169/creativity-interacts-fitness-exercise.
Khan, Naiman A., and Charles H. Hillman. “The Relation of Childhood Physical Activity and Aerobic ...” Http://Www.pes-Journal.com/, 2014, labs.kch.illinois.edu/Research/Labs/neurocognitive-kinesiology/files/Articles/Khan_2014_ChildPAandAerobicFitnessToCognition_Review.pdf