Is fidgeting the body’s way of helping your mind stay present?
Although fidgeting has long been associated with inattentiveness, research and controlled studies show that movement (like fidgeting and doodling) helps children to pay attention, think, speak, and retain information. In this article published in BBC News, psychologists found that primary school children learn better when they can move their hands around freely.
Their research found that children who fidgeted with their hands learned more quickly than their classmates who had to sit still. “If teachers encouraged more fidgeting in class, they might find children actually learn more,” says Karen Pine, researcher at University of Hertfordshire.
Did you know that ICWIB! doodling activities are being used successfully in classrooms to help students place their minds in a learning-ready state? If you’re a parent or caregiver, and would like to learn techniques to help children prepare their minds for homework or studying, we invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE.
Also in a recent interview Dr. Bruce Lipton said, “…Freedom is the ability to create without the limitation of generational programming. The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program is a gateway and a pathway into a new and better future because it allows children to fully express themselves and to not be limited by the beliefs that have been passed down from generation to generation. This program also frees up children’s minds and allows their creative nature to create a better world for all of us, which is what we need right now!…”
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