Movement Room Activities
B’nai Shalom’s new movement room has activities geared for kindergarten through upper school. The room will contain an ever changing obstacle course, which includes gross motor activities such as on the floor balance beams, hop scotch, balance boards, and fine motor skills activities such as picking up small items with large plastic tweezers. A bulletin board contains activity cards instructing older students for more difficult fun exercises. For example one exercise is to draw a number 1 in the air with your index finger while saying the letter A. Next draw a number 2 in the air while saying the letter B. Students see how far they can go.
Movement Room Benefits
Studies show that frequent movement brain breaks, as well as regular physical activity, helps students maintain focus, increases the speed of cognitive processing, increases memory retention, and reduces stress. Physical activity, in short bursts or longer periods of time, increases blood flow to the brain, which increases cognitive functions.
Movement Room Design
B’nai Shalom’s movement room is designed for short movement breaks, and the room can be used throughout the school day. The room was designed in partnership with an Occupational Therapist. The Occupational Therapist ensured that the most effective tools were purchased for the movement room.
We are excited to introduce you and your children to the room!
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