When it comes to kids and all kinds of brain connections, not just kindergarten readiness, moving is one of the most important activities for learning. We all have 2 more senses: the sense of the body’s position in space and the sense of movement. Moving is one of the first ways that babies explore and interact with the world. The brain develops through moving thereby creating a learning foundation. Even learning language depends on moving.
One thing about all the athletes at the Olympic Games, they sure do move. Did you see the routines on the trampolines today? The athletes were jumping higher than 2 story buildings! Now that needs a tremendous sense of the body’s position in relation to the trampoline mat and a sense of movement.
Physiucal activities are so important for kids too. If you can, encourage your child to explore different ways to move: twist, twirl, slide, glide, zoom, jump, hop, spin, roll, dance and more. We may not all be Olympic athletes but we can have gold medal fun just moving and being active. What will and your child do for some movement fun and learning?