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20 Brain Break Clips: Fight the Fidgeting

20 Brain Break Clips: Fight the Fidgeting
144.3K Flares Pin It Share 142.4K Twitter 190 Facebook 1.8K LinkedIn 1 inShare1 Email -- Email to a friend 144.3K Flares × Image Courtesy of VDRG DANSSCHOOL Brain breaks have been all the rage for quite some time now. We’ve learned that regularly incorporating short movement activities into the instructional day not only allows children to get their ‘wiggles’ out, but energizes them and increases their ability to focus on the next learning activity as well. If you’re like me, perhaps your typical go-to brain break activities are getting a little old now that we’ve hit the second part of the school year. 1) ‘The Sid Shuffle’ Ice Age Dance Video 2) Madagascar’s ‘I Like to Move It’ Video 3) Wyclef Jean ‘Electric City’ Music Video 4) Just Dance Kids ‘Get the Sillies Out’ Video 5) Minions DJ ‘You Should Be Dancing’ 6) Shake Break Video 7) Just Dance Kids 2 ‘Whip My Hair’ Video 8) ‘The Ding Dong Song’ Crazy Frogs Video 9) The Learning Station’s ‘C’Mon Let’s Dance’ Video 10) Mario Dance Video

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