Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Zoe Bingley-Pullin

Infographics: Benefits of Active Kids:

Physically Active Kids Perform Better In School
By Motherpedia
Date: July 28 2015
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"There is a significant positive relationship between physical activity & academic performance."

  • Active children are 20% more likely to earn an A in Math or English
  • 74% of the children ages 5 through 10 do not get enough exercise
     

"Numerous links between mind and body have been documented, and there are reasons to believe physical activity could aid learning."

  • Standardized Test Scores of children who have been physically active for at least 3 years have increased by 6%

 

Just one physically active lession creates:

  • 13% increase in students' physical activity for the week
  • 21% decrease in teachers' time managing behavior

"Human and animal studies show brain areas involved in movement and learning are intimately connected and physical activity could increase those neural connections."

  • 7.5 hours / day - The average amount of time 8 to 18 year olds spent on entertainment media including TV, computers, video games, cellphones & movies

"Physical activity might alter arousal through neurohormonal mechanisms, which could improve the child's attention in the classrom."

  • For 20 minutes physical activity, students tested better in reading, spelling & math and were more likely to read above their grade level.
  • 9 months of physically active afterschool program improved memory tasks by 16%

"The present study supports the contentions of physical educators that children who are more active and physically fit may be better learners as well."

 

ABOUT SOCCER KIDS TIME

Soccer Time Kids is a sports program specifically designed for children from 1 to 5 years old. Our course will encourage children to participate in physical play in the form of soccer based activities in order to develop their early years gross motor skills.

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