Juggling in the Classroom
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Schools across the country have found benefits to using juggling in their classrooms. During extensive academic work periods, physically active study breaks help students learn better. In a growing number of classrooms throughout the country, students keep scarves or beanbags in their desks for “juggling breaks.” Students practice when their teachers allow, and learn at their own pace.
Learning to juggle develops patience, persistance, and self-discipline. Students also build self-confidence as they achieve goals through non-competitive play where the only opponent is gravity. As they advance to juggling skills with partners students improve their interpersonal and cooperative problem solving skills.
Studies have also shown that the tracking and fine motor skills learned by juggling can improve reading and handwirting as well as sequencing skills used in math and science.
'Juggling Time' as an Incentive
Reward good behavior with Juggling Breaks! Balance 'sit down and listen' with 'get up and do' to use different parts of the brain for more rounded students. Studies have even shown that juggling has thereputic value for certain disabilities including ADD and Hyperactivity.
Read some Teachers' success stories with classroom juggling programs Here!
Juggling is Healthy to do!
Juggling helps improve eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, balance, and reflexes. Even when you drop you get a chance to reach for the floor!
Just imagine how healthy we would be if Vegetables were as Fun as Juggling!
Real Physics in Real Time!
Juggling offers students a hands-on experience with the world they live in. Unlike cartoons and video games, juggling won't let you bend the rules! Then when they study motion and physics the concepts will be more tangible.
Juggling Grows Brain Cells! Read about the scientific experiments and results Here!