From zero to three.April 13, 2010
Fishing with Dad! activity at Grange Audubon CenterApril 15, 2010
Physical Activity Can Boost Student Performance, Government Review Finds.
USA Today (4/15, Hellmich) reports that a “government review of research shows that kids who take breaks from their class work to be physically active during the school day are often better able to concentrate on their school work and may do better on standardized tests. … ‘Some short-sighted people thought that cutting back on time spent on physical education to spend more time drilling for tests would improve test scores,'” yet the opposite appears to be true, says Howell Wechsler, director of the Division of Adolescent and School Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wechsler “and colleagues reviewed 50 studies that examined the effect of school-based physical activity on academic performance.”