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“Brain Breaks” Increase Educational Performance And Activity In Elementary Schools
2014-09-26 03:23:57

A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both students and teachers, and offered clear advantages for overly sedentary educational programs.

2014-04-26 23:01:02

Second Release in the Recess Research Series for Kids Now on YouTube Clifton Park, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 Hot Lava, the second in an ongoing series

Kids Benefit More Playing With Boxes Than With Expensive Toys
2014-03-03 15:12:15

Cheap parents rejoice! Australian researchers have found that giving buckets, boxes and other makeshift toys push children to be more creative and active than being in a normal playground setting.

2013-10-08 23:34:32

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has branded itself “The Official Sponsor of Recess” in an effort to fight childhood obesity.

2013-08-14 23:00:38

National Wildlife Federation Programs Help Connect Kids to Nature at School Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 In the coming weeks, parents and children

Schools Should Be Doing More To Get Students Physically Active
2013-05-23 14:12:48

Public schools who feel the pressure to perform academically at a level to hit certain testing targets are often tempted to shift their focus from extracurricular activities to the core subjects.

Playing Outside Helps Reduce Nearsightedness In Children
2013-05-01 19:09:46

Researchers writing in the May issue of Ophthalmology say kids who get a little outdoor recess time at school have a reduced risk of developing nearsightedness.

2013-03-13 18:04:51

Despite overwhelming evidence about the benefits of physical activity for children, most American youngsters are not meeting the federal recommendation of 60 minutes a day.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.