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Brain Breaks To Help During Exams

Concentrating can drain your child’s mental capacity, but by introducing these brain breaks into a daily routine, you can ensure their minds stay fresh and attentive.

 

5 Brain Breaks To Help Kids Focus

Concentrating can be tough for young kids. Sometimes they can get so swamped with information that they end up going through the motions as opposed to actually retaining what they’re learning. When they’re starting to hit that wall, get them up and give their minds a mental shake up with a brain break. We’ve come up with five brain breaks to help your kids focus:

1. Just Dance

Switch off the lights, add some funky dance music and let your kids unwind. Music gets the blood pumping back to the brain and the endorphins flowing!

2. Keep Moving

Dancing doesn’t have to be the only form of movement your kids will enjoy. Can the music and just get them moving in any way that feels natural. Rather than insisting they go for a walk or run, give their brain a break by offering up physical challenges like jumping jacks or tapping their heads while rubbing their tummies with the other hand. The brain will be focused on the physical activities and co-ordination, which will give them a break from what they’ve been focusing on.

3. Count Down

This is a great brain break that incorporates movement and thought. Give your kids five activities in descending order. For example: five push ups, four spin arounds, hop on your left foot three times etc. Their brains need to focus on the sequence and they get some physical activity in at the same time.

4. Simon Says

Simon Says is a great way to engage your kids in a fun and exciting game that will have them focusing on movement or action, rather than whatever it was they were previously exposed to. You’re guaranteed to have a couple of laughs too!

5. Animal Pretend

Little kids will love this as they get to mimic their favourite or scariest animal friend. Decide ona few different animals to mimic and have your kids doing their best to impersonate them. You might not be able to get them off all fours after this, but that’s okay too. As long as they’re enjoying themselves and staying out of trouble!

There are loads of other brain breaks that you can incorporate to give your little ones a rest from thinking and concentrating. They’re exercising this little minds (and even bodies) at the same time and having fun, so it’s definitely a win-win.

Switch off the lights, add some funky dance music and let your kids unwind. Music gets the blood pumping back to the brain and the endorphins flowing!