Move It or Lose It

"When the body is in motion, the auditory system is engaged." - Angie Voss, OTR


Therefore when we're moving, we're also developing the areas of the brain for thinking. This is because the body in motion engages the auditory system, and movement combined with language will impact thinking. Therefore have activities that involve sounds like music, singing, following a beat combined with practicing memory skills and other thinking games.


When you incorporate activities that include movement and sounds, you can help increase your child's opportunities for learning. You can do this just by singing and clapping to music, jumping to the beat of a drum, dancing and following actions to favorite nursery rhymes.


Remember, child experts recommend that toddlers and preschoolers have at least 3 hours of physical activity daily.


Have you noticed children learning things faster because they had movement as part of their activity?

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