Classroom Brain Breaks

Enrichment Therapies

February 21, 2017

By Haley Hall, B.A. LEAP Instructor & Learning Specialist

Everyone needs a brain break from time to time, especially children who are working hard several hours each day. In the LEAP classroom, I love to use GoNoodle for a quick burst of activity or to set us up for a successful day. Students also love the fun videos, so it’s a win-win.

GoNoodle gets children active and ready to learn throughout our day. When I notice that my students need a quick brain break, we often turn to some guided dancing by the KIDZ BOP Kids. We also love Maximo, a yoga instructor monkey (shown in the image above)! When it’s time to calm down and focus, or to set us up for a successful day, I play anything from the Think About It series or Flow.

Brain breaks are important for children because they boost oxygen flow throughout the body, and improve brain function. There are many ways to incorporate these quick activities into the classroom, but I would highly recommend trying GoNoodle. Also, check out this post, from the GoNoodle blog, with 10 great ways to use GoNoodle at home!

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center has locations in the Iowa City, IA area and Des Moines, IA area. We provide individual speech-language therapy and tutoring as well as offering small group academic programs.  At Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center our passion is to help kids achieve effective communication skills and gain academic success.  Contact us for more information on how we can help your child succeed.

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