The Importance of Movement and Activity for Preschoolers

Movement and activity are essential to the development of preschool-age children. Studies show that there are countless benefits children reap from activity aside from just overall health and wellness, including increased focus, memory retention, and cognitive processing.

Findings from one Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study suggested that children with higher participation in physical activities also had higher academic performance.

The Discovery Preschools has a strong focus on developing healthy habits for life. By encouraging healthy choices like choosing nutritious food, incorporating exercise into everyday life, and learning good hygiene, The Discovery Preschools sets students up for success throughout childhood and adulthood.

In addition to adopting a healthy lifestyle, preschool is a vital time for children to develop fine and gross motor skills. Participating in structured activities like dance, gymnastics, fitness, and swim lessons, students at The Discovery Preschools will strengthen coordination and balance while gaining awareness of their bodies as they grow and learn.

Physical activity has several other positive effects on the brain:
• Improved mood
• Better immune system function
• Increased levels of energy
• Greater oxygen and blood flow to the brain

The Discovery Preschools strives to foster an environment for children to develop a love for physical fitness and overall wellness for life.

Our two main locations are in Newtown and Warrington and we support the Doylestown area.

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