Sitting Still

Fall 2018 Class Article

Week #8

I have shared this article in the past and think it is fabulous! This week's article is called Why so many kids can't sit still in school today. The article was written by a pediatric occupational therapist. Please find the article here: Sitting Still

The article mentions the staggering amount of children diagnosed with ADHD. The results prove that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day and have underdeveloped vestibular systems, underdeveloped sensory systems and poor core strength. It is important to start working on activities that encourage a strong vestibular system, sensory systems and cores when our little ones are infants. In class we work on vestibular activities when we dance with them to various types of music and when we move with our octaband during our developmental movement exercises. We also work on their sensory systems and cores through moving through our developmental movement exercises. The benefits of these exercises aresobeneficial!

Reference

Strauss, Valerie. (2014, July 8th). Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/08/why-so-many-kids-cant-sit-still-in-school-today/?utm_term=.7311c8a3786b