Tell us all about your Autumn rolls when we see you in two weeks. Enjoy your holidays!!
From Explorations in Early Learning, this week’s old school post: Simple-seeming activities like rolling down hills are important parts of brain-building. For example, hill-rolling builds core and large muscle strength and control–something that must happen before small muscles in the hands will be ready to write words and math problems. Our societal rush to formal academics tends to skip over these simple activities–branding them unimportant and unworthy of critical early learning time. Recess and free play are vanishing from the days of too many children. This is a mistake. Young children need more physical activity and less seat work.