Partners In Learning Blog Team

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Children and Teachers being Active!!


Today we did something a little different outside; Mrs. Sam (the two year old teacher) had a great idea to get children and teachers more active. We went down to the big football field and did relay races, jumped sticks, balance beams and lots more. Children along with the teachers had tons of fun, this was a great way to get both the children and teachers active. Great idea Mrs. Sam!!!

The benefits of being active for young children include:
·         promoting healthy growth and development
·         helping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight
·         building strong bones and muscles
·         improving cardiovascular fitness
·         improving balance, coordination and strength
·         maintaining and developing flexibility
·         improving posture
·         assisting with the development of gross motor and fine motor skills
·         providing the opportunity to develop fundamental movement skills
·         helping to establish connections between different parts of the brain
·         improving concentration and thinking skills
·         improving confidence and self-esteem
·         relieving stress and promoting relaxation
·         providing opportunities to develop social skills and make friends
·         improving sleep.

The Benefits of Physical Activity for Teachers
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help:
•Control your weight
•Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
•Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
•Reduce your risk of some cancers
•Strengthen your bones and muscles
•Improve your mental health and mood
•Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you're an older adult
•Increase your chances of living longer
Pre-K Teacher Amanda Marshall :)

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