Relaxation in class
Relaxation helps children to calm down, rest and relax, and this is the reason why teachers utilise relaxation games and exercises. These exercises provide children with the opportunity to learn about the effects of relaxation. Relaxation helps the body to relax and reduces muscular and mental stress. Relaxation has been shown to additionally increase children’s attention and perception. It helps to increase self-confidence, improve memory and concentration - and thus enhances the overall quality of the learning process.
Relaxation after more or less intensive mental and physical activity aids children to achieve a state of tranquility, calmness and harmonic concentration in preparation for subsequent tasks.
Relaxation aids the development of ‘laterality’. It helps children to acquire an understanding of spatial terms (horizontal, vertical, right, left, up, down, front, back), necessary for reading and writing.
Relaxation channels childhood energy, adjusts levels of activation and assists in overall well-being.
Children are offered various board games for use during recess. Games are carefully selected and help children develop logical thinking, spatial orientation enhance the ability to pay attention, maintain focus, and plan ahead. Children additionally develop and reinforce fine motor skills through the use of games; they are given access to books, encyclopaedias and more.