Why Can't Children Sit Still? The Importance of Movement and Play for Attention and Learning

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Science of Attention and Learning Webinar

Why Can't Children Sit Still? The Importance of Movement and Play for Attention and Learning
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration fee: $99
Group discount: 25%

Who should attend?

, teachers, administrators, special education staff, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, counsellors, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and child care providers. Foundation Series Workshops are designed to be introductory level for therapists, intermediate for teachers, and advanced for parents, child care workers and teaching assistants.


Nature designed children’s bodies to move, touch and connect for adequate physical, mental and cognitive development. Attention restorative environments such as green space have been shown to significantly reduce ADHD symptoms, yet school and community fears of litigation have dramatically changed how children access outdoor movement and play. Resources that use to go toward playgrounds are now being diverted toward updating schools with technology. Children are physically moving less, and as a result, are not getting the necessary motor and sensory stimulation to their vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile systems, resulting in low postural tone, poor coordination and fluctuating arousal states – important components for printing, reading and paying attention to learn.


Why Can’t Children Sit Still raises awareness about the importance of movement and play in the every day lives of our children and home and school, and how sensory and motor components of movement and play actually promote attention and learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Relate current “bottom up” research to why children need to move to pay attention and learn
  • Understand the “biology” of learning and learning disabilities
  • Recognize how fear of litigation limits achieving critical factors for development
  • Explore child nature deficit disorder and apply initiatives to enhance child development


Child Development Directive 
Nature Directive
Creating Zone'in Stations

Evidence based - Research referenced - Strategy focused

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer


Contact Information

  • Zone'in Programs Inc.

    6840 Seaview Road

    Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A4

    Phone: 1-888-896-6346
    Fax: 1-877-896-6346
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