According to Edutopia, young students are easily distracted, but regular, short breaks can help them focus, increase their productivity, and reduce their stress.
Very Well Family describes brain breaks as fun and not to be viewed as lengthy or punishments.
As we know, excessive screen time can have an alternative effect on children. Read more on The Preschoolers Connect-Excessive Screen Time.
To provide balance for young children, let’s explore brain break resources and ways to which parents can teach brain breaks at home.
Brain Break Resources for Parents at Home
This Reading Mama has FREE Wiggly Brain Break cards.
Pink Oatmeal also provides inexpensive flash card sets for Brain Breakers!
Here are some other great ways to take a quick or long brain break!
1. Yoga Break/Stretching
2. Breathing Exercises
3. Jumping around! Click the link for Brain Break- Body Boogie Dance Break Song
4. Doodle on paper
5. Go for a walk
6. Sing and clap to your favorites
7. Give or get hugs
8. Rocket ship jumps (bending down, touching toes and bouncing while counting down from 10, then blastoff)
9. Do nothing
10. Take a look outside