Experts say that one way to help your kids get a jump on learning is to help them, well, JUMP! Boosting students’ physical activity not only supports health and wellness and makes kids feel better, but it turns out that it can help them learn better, too.
That’s why First Book is excited to announce a brand new addition to the First Book Marketplace lineup of resources: sports and fitness equipment provided through Target.
“Whether it’s dribbling a basketball, playing softball, or maneuvering through an obstacle course, physical activity can improve academic achievement, boost cognitive skills and improve concentration and behavior for kids – both in and out of the classroom,” said Kyle Zimmer, First Book president and CEO. “Thanks to Target, many more schools and programs serving kids in need will have the resources to encourage healthy activities that also foster learning.”
Through Target funding, First Book will now offer brand new softballs, soccer balls, bean bag toss games, playground balls and more on the First Book Marketplace.
If you’re a teacher serving children in need, you may be able to take advantage of special funding from Target that will provide credits that educators can use to access sports equipment from the First Book Marketplace site. So run – don’t walk – to find the sports and play equipment you need to support learning and wellness for the children you serve.