Wed, Feb 28|
The Physical, Cognitive and Behavioral Benefits of The Walking Classroom
Join the CACFP Roundtable and the Walking Classroom to learn about an enrichment activity that children can do outside and enhance their reading skills. Great for at risk afterschool programs, summer food service programs, and anyone caring for children 3rd through 8th grade!
Time & Location
Feb 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM PST
About the Event
Session Description: Walking while listening to Walking Classroom podcasts provides kids with an opportunity for physical activity while learning some amazing things. It’s an incredibly engaging way for kids to build a base of background information with podcasts that cover topics teachers are teaching in school -- language arts, social studies, biographies, and science. This screen-free experience, suitable for kids in grades 3 through 8, provides a way to reach all kinds of learners, including struggling readers. A research assessment we will touch on confirms that kids who listen to Walking Classroom podcasts while they walk (rather than just sitting) learn information better, retain it longer, and are in better moods after the experience. Attendees will learn about the approach, structure, and content of The Walking Classroom program, PLUS we will share feedback about associated behavior and attendance benefits.