ATTENTION to ALL Teachers, Our best ideas often come when we are having a break!

Do you know the benefits of Movement breaks for all children? Why do we tell our kids to keep still all the time, when what they really need in order to attend well is frequent and good movement breaks to refocus. Check out the incredible benefits of movement breaks below:

  • 1. Efficiency in Learning

    • The hippocampus needs time to process information because it is partially responsible for short-term memory and navigation
    • As students return to the content, the brain is able to refocus
    • Movement helps to develop social skills, which are important for connecting to comprehension and critical thinking skills
    • Realigning the body/brain connection helps re-energize learning
  • 2. Stress Relief, Mood Elevation and Social Perks

    • If students are uncomfortable or stressed the brain will not retain new information easily, especially when critical thinking skills are being relied upon or the student is needing to connect new information to their personal experiences, prior knowledge or abstract thought
    • Student-to-student and student-to-teacher relationships are a key component in successful learning — Research has shown that fun, safe environments where students are kind and supportive of one another equate to more academic success
    • There is much less physical movement in modern day life, especially for children when P.E. and recesses are being reduced to focus more on academic achievement.
  • 3. Class Cohesion

    • Heightens the student’s attendance and participation in class
    • Builds relationships and overall concern for the well-being of others
    • Develops self-esteem and a sense of belonging
    • Boosts listening skills and communication
    • Promotes laughter and fun while learning
    • Improves self-discipline and motivation
  • 4. The Role of Oxygen in Learning

    Approximately 90% of the oxygen in our body and brain is stale until we take a deep breath, yawn, get up or move our bodies. Lack of oxygen results in confusion, lack of focus and memory problems.

OUR SERVICES

WE DO SCHOOL

We have established a trans-disciplinary centre that successfully integrates therapy goals and independence into class…

READ MORE

WE DO THERAPY

Khanyisa offers our therapy centre services to children who require therapy intervention but who are already…

READ MORE

WE DO TRAINING

Khanyisa offers training for
teachers,
facilitators and
parents…

READ MORE

WE DO SUPPORT

Khanyisa offers support and counselling to families who are on a journey with an individual who has special needs…

READ MORE

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Please join us in creating a brighter future for children with special needs, and donate now to one of our effective programmes.

A UNIQUE SCHOOL & THERAPY CENTRE

IMAGINE IF DURBAN

Imagine if Durban became the epicentre for the country of unlocking the potential of people who have special needs. Imagine a city where people who are termed “disabled” are contributing members of families, who can love and be loved, and fulfil responsibilities. Imagine a city where people who are termed “different” are dynamic members of society in the business arena, in the music industry, in arts and culture, in medical and educational fields.

%d bloggers like this: