Improving Students’ Focus

Keeping students interested and on task can be a major challenge for today’s teachers. With shortened attention spans and extended periods of sitting, children have trouble staying focused enough to learn and retain lessons. Here are some ways to keep students focused...

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The Hidden Dangers of Sitting Still (and How to Avoid Them)

There is an ever-increasing awareness among education professionals about the link between physical activity and cognitive child development. We are learning more and more about how the physical growth of a child also affects mental and emotional growth, and vice...

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7 Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

In order to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, we must define it. Obesity in children and adults is a measurement linked to body mass index (BMI). An overweight child or teen has a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the...

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Safeguarding Data Privacy

In an ever-increasingly digital world, data security and data privacy is a growing concern for schools. Educators have always been responsible for safeguarding students’ personal information. Now, this extends to children’s personal data when they use computers. This...

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Scavenger Hunt for a Summer Hike with Children

Taking your kids on a summer hike can be an adventure! Incorporating a scavenger hunt into the hike can add competition for older kids and an “I Spy” element for younger kids to keep everyone engaged and excited about both the journey and the destination....

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Practicing Fine Motor Skills

Teachers of young children understand the importance of fine motor skills and how to develop those abilities in their students. Fine motor skills also aid in children’s mental development, so they are excellent learning opportunities. What are fine motor skills? They...

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Stay Active! Summer Challenge

To help your child stay active this summer, Walkabouts has created the Stay Active! Summer Challenge for pre-K to 2nd-grade students! The idea is simple – we’ve created a checklist of activities for children to complete during the summer. Print out our Stay Active...

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Real-World Walkabouts: Moving Money

Your students will love learning about money in May's Real-World Walkabout, Moving Money, in which they are given enlarged coins and bills and must move together to assemble the correct amount for each word problem. Subject Area math Skills money Grade Levels Second...

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What Teachers Say about Teacher Appreciation Day

The first full week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for the hard work and sacrifice teachers make for the sake of their students. Our teachers' drive, diligence, generosity, energy, and passion to shape minds are awe-inspiring and worthy of our...

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ActivEd is the educational technology company behind Walkabouts — online, on-demand adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading concepts into short, movement-rich lessons.