Kinesthetic Learning is the technical term that I have picked up in my Masters of Ed. coursework. This is just a fancy way to say that kids learn by movement!!! As moms, we figure this out very quickly as our little ones NEED to be on the go. Gone are the days of sitting in those desks, paying close attention to a lecturing teacher, and being quiet like mice. Now it is all about getting the kiddos out of their seats, moving, exploring, experimenting, team working, problem solving, playing and more!!! Studies show that kids not only master higher level thinking concepts, but are more likely to retain the information when engaged in learn by doing activities.
I wanted to share this super engaging (I kind of want to look away, but find myself staring) 'Brain Break' that I picked up during my elementary observation. Click HERE for Dr. Jean's Banana Dance. I am going to introduce the kiddos to this on Monday. Get ready to hear this song over & over again as they are moving and playing around your home. It's addicting!
As a mom, I love to know what my children are discovering during their days and I am sure you do too! Stop by here anytime to see what fun & learning we are up to!