Early Education and Development recently published research on whether active play during recess was associated with self-regulation and academic achievement in preschoolers. Fifty one children were assessed on self-regulation, active play, and early academic achievement.
The results indicated the following:
1. higher active play was associated with better self-regulation, which in turn was associated with higher scores on early reading and math assessments.
2. higher levels of moderate to vigorous active play were not directly related to emergent literacy or math achievement.
3. children who performed better on the self regulation task demonstrated higher literacy and math achievement.
You can access the full text article for free at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10409289.2013.780505
Reference: Derek R. Becker , Megan M. McClelland , Paul Loprinzi & Stewart G. Trost (2014)
Physical Activity, Self-Regulation, and Early Academic Achievement in Preschool Children, Early
Education and Development, 25:1, 56-70, DOI: 10.1080/10409289.2013.780505
Title: Adventure Skill – Self-Regulation Flash Cards
By: Move with Me
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