Brain research tells us that students need to move. Experience tells us that students need to move. Teachers have been working in Brain Breaks for years. Now there is scientific evidence about how important these brain breaks are!
With little ones, I try to squeeze in frequent brain breaks, and I often try to make these breaks somehow connected to what's going on so the learning continues.
After each brain break, they are focused and ready to get back to work. That's just what you'd want from a brain break! It doesn't hurt if there are a few giggles in there, too!
Come learn more about seasonal brain breaks on my blog at Elementary Matters.