It was a very rainy morning, but we ended up with a delightful evening, in which I was able to do a 1.2 mile run in the early darkness. June nights are magical.
I like this article sooo much. It attributes children’s fidgety behavior in part on spending too much time sitting still in the classroom, and not enough physical activity. I do believe kids need active recess periods every day. I remember coming home from grade school with grass stains, mud and wood chips embedded in my tights.
An excerpt: “Ironically, many children are walking around with an underdeveloped vestibular (balance) system today–due to restricted movement. In order to develop a strong balance system, children need to move their body in all directions, for hours at a time. Just like with exercising, they need to do this more than just once-a-week in order to reap the benefits. Therefore, having soccer practice once or twice a week is likely not enough movement for the child to develop a strong sensory system.”