Educational resources for schools and public health
©2011 Learning ZoneXpress
Run time: 20 minutes
Audience: Grades 7 - Adult
Physical activity and quality sleep are both vital for healthy bodies, as well as healthy brains. In this DVD, a stoplight is used as a symbol to represent activity, boredom, and sleep.
• Green Light = Go! Physical activity turns your brain on to learn. Our bodies need movement to stay healthy, but so do our brains!
• Red Light = Stop! Sleep is vital for your child. Discover how much they need and why.
• Yellow Light = Slow down! Doing “nothing” and even being bored is actually very important to how we process the world around us. Studies suggest that boredom is key to creativity. Find out how boredom helps the brain and why watching TV doesn’t count.
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A practical, informative program that will help parents direct a child's daily activity levels, using a stoplight as a metaphor. Sure to interest parents of children ranging in age from newborn to 5. Recommended.
--Video Librarian, September/October 2011