With all my research into the brain and how it works in class I have been investigating the need for regular brain breaks. There is a great website with many links for brain breaks called:
You can join for free and get lots of ideas to use in your classes.
I also use a lot of songs by the Learning Station:
They are well worth paying for but preview the songs on Youtube.
Two of the children’s favourites are Body Boogie
and Get funky
Some teachers are a little worried about brain breaks as they think the children may get out of control.
Check out Bevin Reinen’s video on Youtube for some ideas to keep the children focused: