Ms. MaureenMovement Educator

Ms. Maureen’s Musings

February 28, 2018
We are still learning about our hearts, and the importance of exercise in keeping our hearts healthy. I remind them that the heart is the most important muscle in our body. We learned a song, too, that says this. (Sung to the tune of “B.I.N.G.O.”):

There is a muscle in my body That is the most important. H.E.A.R.T. H.E.A.R.T. H.E.A.R.T My heart’s the most important.

I show the children a sample of the typical "red heart" that we usually see on greeting cards. Then I show them a model of an actual heart, explaining that the traditional red heart is much prettier to look at than a picture of the real thing!

Then, I have the children do a sort of “circuit training,” where they walk around a circle or cones; and when they stop, they’re standing next to a cone with a picture of an exercise (jump, run, dance, push-ups, arm circles, bicycle). When the music starts, they have to do the exercise which is next to them.

I am very impressed with how attentive all the children are, and how anxious they are to keep their hearts healthy.

“Keep it FIT, and Keep it FUN!”