Did you know that you can learn AND move at the same time? In fact, specific movements can enhance learning. Students of all ages in RITES summer programs experience this “Learning Locomotion”!
Learning Locomotion – RITES summer movement class
At the Hamilton School – Wheeler site of the RITES Summer Programs, Code Breaker students in Mrs. Reilly’s movement class, Learning Locomotion, are encouraged to move their bodies creatively in ways that can be brought into their classrooms and increase their focus.
In these classes, students practice and reinforce academic skills while moving their bodies in creative ways. For example, they practice the alphabet by interacting with bean bags in ways that correspond to various letters. Students also hone their flexibility with multi-step, auditory directions, while practicing counting movements or performing a task for a specified number of times.
In the Learning Locomotion class, students become their own superheroes as they practice the “Superman” pose to strengthen their cores. This simple move helps students coordinate their bodies for better learning and brain function.
All classes end with slow, deep breaths to encourage students to calm their bodies. Then they can bring their focus back to learning in their classrooms.
Stay tuned for our next post on how our older summer students receive the benefits of movement through the integration of the Brain Gym educational model in their lessons!
Get your student moving with a RITES Summer Program – apply today!