Monday, August 24, 2015

The Importance of Brain Breaks

I don't know about you, but I sure wish I had the energy that my children do.  They run everywhere... just for fun.  Amazing.  I admire their energy and think it's wonderful.  Wonderful that is, until we sit down and pull out the school work.  Then all that energy needs to be harnassed a little bit.

I have found that a little thing called Brain Breaks can make all the difference for my younger children.  The premise is pretty simple.  Our bodies were meant to move... especially those little energetic bodies.  So we need to find a way to help them concentrate when they need to, but also let loose when they need to.

Heather has written a wonderfully informative book explaining not just the physical importance for our bodies to move, but also the value of movement for our brains.

:: Harness the power of movement to improve focus and learning with these quick exercises designed to wake-up the brain to learn! 

In this book, you’ll learn:

♦ WHY movement is so critical to learning.
♦ HOW to spot when your children need a brain break.
♦ HOW to help your children discern when to utilize a brain break and regain focus.
♦ 60 amazing brain break exercises {with detailed instructions, pictures and printables/cards} So you can put these exercises to work TODAY!
The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

We have been using the exercises and cards in our homeschool for a little over a year.  My girls enjoy them, but my seven year old son asks for them daily.  

The movements that Heather suggests aren't difficult, and she shows you how to do them in her book.  Choose either the print version or e-book.  In the back of the book she has each movement typed out with the activity for easy use.  I printed mine off, cut and laminated them, then put them in a cute jar.  I wanted them to be attractive enough to sit out and easy to grab so that I wouldn't forget about them.

Give it a try!  I know you and your children will be thrilled with the results.  


  1. Sounds like a great book! Movement is crucial for children. Thanks for sharing at the Pintastic Party!

  2. Sounds like a good book. I think it is important for children to keep moving , my son certainly needs to, this would be great for him.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    1. It has helped us get through Math and penmanship :) Thanks for stopping by Karen.