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Kinaesthetic Classroom

Keeping students sitting still and focused in class is a challenge for all teachers. With this in mind we are very excited about our new range of Kinaesthetic motion desks and tables enabling children to move while they learn. See below for more information on our extensive range and the benefits these desks can bring to your classroom or school!

See our case study and video gallery on how Prestons Public School in NSW uses the Kinaesthetic Desks as part of their flexible classroom set up. CLICK HERE

 

Kidsfit is the leading developer and manufacturer of youth fitness equipment in the U.S.A. changing and enhancing the way children learn in schools across 43 states. In 2012, Kidsfit collaborated with a team of medical research experts, educational consultants and classroom teachers to develop “kinaesthetic” motion desks and tables, enabling children to move while they learn.

This is not exercise equipment - this is an entire teaching methodology that utilises standing tables, motion chairs and numerous simple movements to maximise focus and attention.

Teachers create a classroom environment that is far more conducive to learning than traditional methods. Sitting still in class is a thing of the past! Research shows that exercise optimises brain function; it improves motivation, decreases stress and anxiety while enriching the brain with nutrients and neurotransmitters for an optimal learning experience.

Put simply, when you allow a child to move, you increase their ability to focus, retain more information and be in a happier frame of mind.

The range includes individual desks, or multi-station models for up to 6 students where they can work together whilst cycling, striding, stepping or swinging while sitting, standing or kneeling.

If you are interested in trialling one of the demonstration models that we have available please contact Deborah at deborah@elizabethrichards.com.au.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see the positive impact and benefits that our Kinaesthetic Classroom Desk can have for your students. We will deliver the desk out to your school, set it up and leave it for a week. In return we would love to receive feedback on how you incorporated the desk into your daily lesson plan and how your students reacted. Available only to schools in the Sydney Metropolitan, Newcastle and Blue Mountains area.

How to order?

Please contact us via phone or email with which desk you are interested in and how many? Once we receive your request a quote will be sent to you including the cost of shipping to your school and the delivery timeframe. Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for delivery if the desk is not in stock.

Orders will only be accepted on an official order form and a 25% deposit is required for the order to be processed.

For more information contact Deborah Holl (deborah@elizabethrichards.com.au) or 02-98380865.

Click HERE to download "Kinaesthetic Classroom - A User's Guide"

[1] Ratey, John J.,Hagerman, Eric. (2008) Spark: the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain New York: Little, Brown. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The association between school based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.

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