Why screen based activity should not be part of a child’s morning routine
Whether your children are up at the crack of dawn or you have to drag them kicking and screaming from bed, getting ready for school is a busy time of the day. It can be tempting to pop on a screen to give yourself time (& peace!) to get through ALL those things that need to be done before getting out the door.
But does being inactive (ie playing on or watching a screen) prepare kids to be ready to learn? Whichever way you look at it, the answer is NO. So, what can we do instead? Here’s a few ideas that will help your child be ready to learn.
Get your children moving! Movement:
Ideas to incorporate movement into your child’s morning routine:
So, I challenge you to 5 days of a getting your child moving before school! We’d love to hear the results – and don’t forget to ask your child’s teacher about any changes that they notice too!
Written by: Bron Lucey. Mother to 3 children who share her love of the finer things in life like mud, the outdoors and general mess. Occupational therapist in her spare time.