As always, on this site, I strive to explain the link between physical activity, play and learning. Current brain research tells us that we learn best while moving and doing interesting, new things. Dr. John Medina is an award winning author who explains these links simply and clearly. In a nutshell, sitting, listening and writing are not the best ways to learn new ideas.
We also learn best when we manage stress. All people, children included, manage stress best when their bodies are active. And it doesn’t need to be expensive, structured sports. Any kind of active play supports the body, heart and mind. Check out this great post on how active children manage stress.
Study: Active children manage stress better
And check out these former posts
The importance of Vitamin N (nature) in the physical and emotional health of our families.