Edutopia has a great article titled: Students Learn That Active Bodies Lead to Active Minds. It shares the value and importance of exercise to learning. I've talked to a number of elementary teachers (plus my wife a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher) who say they see a combination of the push for academic performance and the fact that youngsters spend so much time in front of computers and the TV that they see the toll it is taking on psycho-motor skills. My wife tells me that kindergartners can't tie their shoes even 1/2 way through the year and they don't have time to teach them. They don't even have time to do finger painting which is excellent for developing certain psycho-motor skills. The famous phrase, "A sound mind in a sound Body" come to mind.
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