So much is happening in this Kindermusik photo right now.
This child is getting the physical movement he needs to prepare for a lifetime of reading. And the adult is getting out from behind the desk, or behind the wheel, and into a Kindermusik class, moving to a steady beat. More and more studies show that adults – as well as children – need more time to move every day.
Take a look:
“Today’s children sit more than ever. Babies spend hours confined in car seats and carriers rather than crawling, toddling or being carried. …Children have 25 percent less time for free play than they did a generation ago, and that’s before factoring in distractions like TV or video games.” GeekMom, Reading ReadinessWhat’s worse than that? The amount of time adults spend sitting in a chair during the course of a day.
A recent study found that we’re sitting around a lot more – we, meaning us, the adults – and reversing that trend, says the American Cancer Society, can help you live longer.
Make your move. Help more families incorporate music and movement into their lives. Teach Kindermusik.