You already know how important exercise is for your kids, but did you know that movement can actually improve your child’s concentration and intellectual development?
A recent article in BC Parent – Move More to Learn More – dives into the proven effects of physical activity on a child’s academic abilities. Be sure to get your free copy here and watch for a quote from our very own Paul Romani one of the founders of Pear Tree Elementary.
Tight on time? We’ve pulled out a few important facts:
The Pediatric Journal completed a study that proves movement enhances brain power, when combined with learning. This is one of the many reasons we use project-based education at Pear Tree. Children benefit from merging movement and education to develop their whole-self – academic, physical and socio-emotional.
The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology recommends 60 minutes of accumulated physical activity daily for children aged 5 to 11. How do kids in Canada measure up? Not well! Most children aren’t getting enough exercise at home or in their public and private schools. At Pear Tree, your child gets 1 hour of physical activity each day keeping their body and mind healthy.
Read the entire article here: Move More to Learn More