There is a great deal of research behind brain-based movement. If you’d like to know more, here are some resources to get you started.
Aerobic Fitness Boosts Memory and Learning:
Eric Jensen on Movement & Learning:
Eric Jensen, Carla Hannaford, & More
Carla Hannaford (“Smart Moves”) – The Importance of Moving:
Physical activity before trying to learn new material (“ideal” – Wikipedia):
Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development (American Academy of Pediatrics):
Play and Developmental Stages (Child Developmental Institute):