The Let's Move Foundation recommends that all children get a minimum of 60 minutes of vigorous play and instructional exercise daily to maintain a healthy weight and to optimize physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Unfortunately, many families and even schools cannot fulfill this mandate due to lack of resources, time, safety, weather, etc. With this fundraiser, Move with Me ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ is committed to filling that exercise gap and delivering quality, research-based, classroom developed follow-along exercise classes for the price of a DVD.
All 10 Move With MeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ Action Adventures DVDs are approximately 30 minutes long and include a warm-up, movement story or yoga class, relaxation with visualization and new skills review. The movement and instruction is informed by PE standards, exercise science, yoga, and Brain GymÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â®. Each DVD combines a story with movement instruction and teaches self-care and self-reflection skills called, Adventure Skills.
Mind-body science shows that active play provides the best preparation for elementary school readiness. Fit bodies mean fit minds.
The Cognitive Benefits of Play and Movement: Effects on the Learning Brain
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Â¦Active play promotes creative problem solving,
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Â¦Active play facilitates better language skills
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Â¦Active play improves memory
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Â¦Active play improves focus, attention and sustained concentration
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Â¦Active play improves impulse control
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Â¦Active play improves balance and coordination
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Â¦Active play regulates body weight
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬â€Ã‚Â¦Active play calms, sooths and reduces self-reported anxiety
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About: Move With MeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ Action Adventures (www.move-with-me.com) was founded by Mom-Movement Educator-Entrepreneur, Leah Kalish and her award-winning TV Writer/Producer husband Bruce Kalish. After creating many successful activity and curriculum products for other companies such as Gaiam, Barefoot Books, Imaginazium and Yoga Ed., Leah teamed up with Bruce to produce story and movement enrichment media. Dedicated to her father, Howard Simpson, their intention is to engage, empower and educate the whole child through play.