I'm linking up with Mrs. McClain to share ideas that teachers "oughta know" about. I want to share an AWESOME website I've just discovered called Go Noodle.
I'm a big advocate of movement in the classroom especially for the littles. I try to incorporate "brain breaks" into each transition and wherever possible in my day. I use a lot of "Just Dance" you tube videos and a Hop Sports Brain Break website my school subscribes to. But best of all I just discovered Go Noodle which is FREE!
First, there is a cute classroom champ that you pick that grows as you play. More minutes=bigger champ. Then after you make to the top level, you get to pick a new champ.
Next, there are different types of breaks for energizing, calming and focusing your
little monsters angels.
Here are some of my favorites:
Tons of Zumba routines to popular music, great for kids who might be "too cool" to dance to the silly songs.
Songs that teach, like this ABC song with Usher!
Sports simulation (kind of like Wii without the remotes)
Lots of different yoga options. You choose goals such as strength, focus, mood, etc.
Some songs are just for fun, and the kids can dance around however they want. Like "Happy" complete with cute little minions.
I'm sure you haven't heard enough of your kids singing "Let it Go" so you'll definitely want this sing along brain break. You can thank me later, lol.
Oh and last, but not least...remember how I told you I like to find "Just Dance" videos from you tube for my kiddos? Oh that's right you can add your favorites and save them here!!
My kiddos loved this Gummi Bear dance, too cute.
Seriously, go check it out. I'm pretty sad I discovered it after years of pulling up and searching you tube every time I wanted a quick brain break.
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