Educators have long understood the connection of movement and learning. Kinesthetic activities have the power to unlock cognitive processes which otherwise remained trapped or inaccessible. According to neurophysiologist Dr. Carla Hannaford, “Movement is an indispensable part of learning and thinking. Children need to move and physically reinforce the content they learn in school in order to make content more comprehensible.”
Academic Beats® provides a brain & body workout. Bursts of high intensity drumming and movement, interspersed with periods of recovery cognition exercises, create an interval training experience that is fun and engaging for all ages. This unique approach to learning increases creativity, enhances learning, reduces stress and awakens intuition and other extrasensory perceptions. Linking educational content with movement has a profound effect on student learning and provides teachers an avenue for igniting excitement and improving overall fitness.
Components of Academic Beats®:
Math in Motion – Connects the link between number relationships in kinesthetic, mental math, reverse thinking, and auditory experiences.
Language Arts in Motion – Skills necessary to communicate through listening, speaking, viewing, and presenting come alive through movement and rhythm activities.
Science in Motion – Utilizes movement to gain a curiosity and understanding about the natural world! –
Social Studies in Motion – Creates excitement, wonder, inquiry, delight, and puzzlement to make social studies more meaningful.
Health in Motion – Helps students develop healthy attitudes and habits that can benefit them throughout their life.
Physical Education in Motion (Kids Beats) – Provides students with a fun and effective way to exercise, release stress, build self-confidence and social competence.
Rhythm in Motion – Is a symposium of the body and mind because it utilizes the body, rhythmical instruments and other creative pieces of everyday materials to provide a fun exploratory environment for learning, movement, and self- expression! Get your feet stomping and your body rockin’ with this innovative program that brings rhythmical sounds and beats into magical moments of motion and fun! Body rhythms and materials such as garbage cans, broom sticks, newspaper and other creative equipment will bring excitement to students and teachers alike. If you are up for a new adventure and want to feel like a musician, you will love this physical, emotional and powerful celebration of rhythm and movement.