Studies show that physical activity is essential for good health. Regular activity lends itself to better weight management, strong bones and muscles, and the reduced risk of many chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. Although it’s common knowledge that a physically active lifestyle is beneficial for health, students at traditional schools are still expected to remain seated at desks for much of the day. This is one area in which Montessori education differs. In a Montessori School, students may move about the classroom freely.
In addition to providing physical health benefits, activity is important for the mind. Students who are physically active tend to experience less anxiety and stress, and they are typically more engaged in the learning process. Physical activity can even improve a student’s ability to concentrate on the task at hand.
Starwood Montessori School embraces the power of physical movement for students’ well-being and healthy development. As part of our supplemental curriculum, our students have access to a fully equipped gymnasium. Parents can call (972) 712-8080 to schedule a visit of our Montessori School in Frisco.