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Effect Of Physical Activity On Cognitive Development

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The Effect of Physical Activity on Preschool Children’s Academics and Cognition Development

The Effect of Physical Activity on Preschool Children’s Academics and Cognition Development
In school, children get the opportunity to take part in physical activities. Physical activities are generally classified as indoor activity and outdoor activity. A few types of physical activities children get to take part in includes aerobic exercise in which it is the most common one where children play soccer or walk from place to place and bone strengthening in which children run, jump and skip. It is said that physical activities do have a positive impact on the children’s academics as well as cognitive development.
Kristin M. Hustyi (2012) reports that every child have different preference in terms of the type of physical activity they enjoy, and the items provided for the children to interact with does affect the findings. And the experience the child get through physical activity will affect the percentage of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in which will affect the child’s attention span in class.

Importance of physical activity for cognitive development
These days, children are exposed to electronic handheld devices and they tend to spend more time on it as
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Despite the need for completing the curriculum or class work, through this study, I hope that apart from learning corner time, teachers will make necessary adjustments to the time table such that the children will benefit from the physical activity time outdoors. Perhaps children can have their motor skills development lesson at a void deck where they can have more space to move about. The teacher will have to set a boundary and the children needs to know where are they allowed to be and where they should not pass
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