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Health benefits in physical activity for children.

Physical activity has lots of health benefits for children.

It:

1. Strengthens children’s bones, muscles, hearts and lungs.

2. Improves children’s coordination, balance, posture and flexibility.

3. Helps children stay at a healthy weight.

Physical activity also boosts children’s well-being. For example, active children are more likely to:

a. Be confident and feel like they belong.

b. Be relaxed and sleep well.

c. Concentrate better at school.

d. Get along with others and make friends quickly.

e. Share, take turns and cooperate.

Jumping rope is also an excellent motor skill-building activity. Since kids have to pick up their feet simultaneously while jumping rope, it builds bilateral motor coordination. Jumping rope for beginners also takes a lot of concentration, which helps kids hone their ability to focus.

Swinging forward with their legs tucked up helps children improve and develop the correct posture. They will also improve body strength at the same time. In the meantime, they also train to attain complete control over their balance and hand-eye coordination.

 

Science Experiment: Floating and bouncing eggs.

Science Experiment: Floating and bouncing eggs.

The floating egg experiment is a great way to introduce density to the kids.

Bouncing Eggs Experiment.

Place the egg in the glass and add vinegar to cover. Please leave it to soak overnight, and then look at the egg.

You may need to leave the egg for three days or more. Eventually, the eggshell will dissolve completely.

Look! It is bouncing.

The xylophone: Musical activities can stimulate the brain.

The xylophone is a classic instrument that has been around for at least 1600 years, and despite being so old, it’s still an excellent first instrument for a child to start with.

Studies in neuroscience show that music can enhance brain function in children. Musical activities (such as playing an instrument, singing, or listening to music) stimulate the brain. This brain workout leads to improved brain structure with the formation of new neural connections.

The beauty of arithmetic.

The beauty of arithmetic.

“We have to let children experience the beauty of arithmetic… it is always something to discover and to perceive by the hand before being understood by the mind.” – Philip D. O’Brien, from the introduction to Psychoarithmetic by Maria Montessori.

The sight of real life in a natural forest.

The sight of real life in a natural forest.

“There is no description, no image in any book that can replace the sight of real trees and all the life around them in a natural forest. Something emanates from those trees which speak to the soul, something no book, no museum is capable of giving.

There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature, to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature… so that the child may better understand and participate in the marvellous things which civilisation creates.” – Maria Montessori.