- Feb 21, 2018
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Australian School Increases Student Play Time by Adopting a 'Finnish Break' Every Hour.
Harkaway Primary School students now have six breaks a day, four 10 minute breaks and two 45 minute breaks to allow them to play after periods of school work. The change to the original school routine occurred after adopting a Finnish standard school practice in which children take a break to play regularly throughout their school day. This is an excellent article that breaks down how adopting a system of short breaks throughout the day has improved learning outcomes for stud
- May 5, 2017
- 1 min
Learning Improves With Frequent Breaks
Many children cannot verbally or physically express that they need a break from learning, and instead you will notice a shift in their confidence, motivation, behaviour and/or academic outcomes. Children require movement in order to activate the nerves that allow them to self-regulate, concentrate and attend to tasks. At SOS Therapy & Learning Centre, we recommend movement based breaks away from visual and auditory stimulation (eg. stretching, taking a walk to the water foun