Recess & Kids – A Drug Free Path to Better Behavior
Some school policies allow for a teacher to withhold recess as a punishment for some behaviors such as being late, acting out in the classroom incomplete homework.
I’m willing to bet that if those children had more recess rather than the punishment of no recess that these “bad” behaviors would diminish. Don’t you as an adult feel better when you get break time or exercise? I know I do.
We, as parents, strive for our children to be more well rounded socially emotionally and intellectually. Recess is a big part of that equation.
Increased focus Sunlight gives us vitamin D, improving wellness Unstructured play can lead to stress reduction Recess leads to development of social skills Burning calories – fighting obesity Physical activity provides brain food
So, teachers & administrators, let’s give them more recess. I’m willing to bet that these “bad” behaviors will lessen. Recess is the drug free remedy. It’s worth a shot.
How a photographer in China fosters creativity in school children.
This is anarticle from China about a freelance photographer, Liu Yuyang, who was awarded the Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship in 2014.
Liu set up a photography class for disabled children and able bodied children. He paired up each able bodied child with a physically challenged child.
They call this Inclusive Education.
Confidence was gained by all of the children.
Being that we have a big problem with bullying in the USA, I’m thinking that this kind of program could maybe teach our children to have empathy and compassion for their fellow students who are a little different. Learning about other people, their cultures, their struggles and everything that makes us humans different and unique would definitely cut down on bullying.
It’s really getting our children to socialize outside of their comfort zone under the guise of a class.
The subject of the class could be anything. Painting, basketball, jump rope, chess. Anything the kids would be interested in learning about and participating in.
Understanding those who are different than us could start with ourchildren.
Even though this is taking place in China, I think we could learn a lot from these children and their accomplishments.
Infants exposed to opioids during pregnancy have been found to develop torticollis, an abnormal neck condition. Sometimes it’s accompanied with plagiocephaly, flattening of the head.
Children born under these conditions are said to have neonatal abstinence syndrome which is due to opioid exposure in utero.
Physical Therapy has been successful for these babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Luckily babies born with this condition in the White Plains area have Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT, C/NDT of Physical Therapy 4 Kids to treat them. Ms. Kaplan-Lager is very familiar withtorticollis and plagiocephaly. She is an expert when it comes to physical therapy for children.
Contact Ms. Kaplan-Lager with any concerns you may have about your infant.
One of the most important tips is to lead by example. Your children learn from your example. They see you eating breakfast and they will do it too. They may need a little help from you so check out the tips in this article.
Personal Hygiene Games to keep your kids clean & entertained!
Teaching your kids to wash their hands & other personal hygiene habits can be a challenge. Hopefully this article can help.
Make Personal Hygiene fun for your kids.
By making germs “visible” and making games out of hand washing, brushing teeth, showering, coughing into his/her sleeve it is easier for children to understand good hygiene habits. This article has some great ideas for parents and teachers.
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