Over the past few years there have been a variety of studies that have strongly indicated that kids who are active are able to focus better. Using testing techniques they have found that the children who move while learning exhibit faster cognitive processing.
On top of this, the students who were tested for memory had a higher ability for retention over the other kids who spent the day motionless at their desks.
Results all indicate that if a child is allowed to keep their body active when they need to, they benefit from the increased blood flow to the limbs and brain, which overall improved the neurological and physical testing outcome.
ADHD Gadgets for Focus
When homeschooling your child with ADHD you know they like to move. Adding play and movement to their learning has shown to give them a chance to release their stress resulting from the schoolwork.
By using a desk bike they can move during study time. For many kids this means they can spend longer time in the classroom (whether it is in school or virtual eclass) without having to take an unproductive activity break. Some of the in-school activities can be integrated with unique tools for ADHD students.
Timing the much needed activity breaks for children with ADHD with regular classroom breaks can be easier if the child is allowed to move during the 30 – 40 min instruction period.
Homeschooling Activity “Learning in Motion” Breaks
Having a desk bike is a wonderful tool to help keep a child focused in class at home. Although freely moving will likely be more settling for the child, it can cause disruption to their studies and other kids trying to focus on the teacher.
The desk bikes have shown to be very valuable tools for children to need to fidget while learning. It is one of our most asked for solutions by homeschooling parents to help their children focus naturally.