Kids get fresh air and exercise while reinforcing academic content, health literacy, and character values
Studies show that active kids do better in school. Physical activity in afterschool programs (or out-of-school time) not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior, enhanced leadership skills, and a lifetime of healthy habits.
The program is simple to implement and easily fits into classrooms, afterschool programs, summer camps, homeschool, and more.
“Using The Walking Classroom in Afterschool”
Video: Summer programs asst. director shares her experience using The Walking Classroom.
How does The Walking Classroom work?
›› Listen to a sample podcast on Idioms
›› Listen to more sample podcasts
›› Download the idioms Lesson Plan
But does it work?
Yes! Follow the links below to learn more.
- Watch our free recorded afterschool webinar to learn more about this innovative program
- Read the results of a research study by researchers at UNC-CH that confirms the impact of walking on learning
- Read about the science behind The Walking Classroom
- Read success stories from some of our afterschool Walking Classroom adopters
- Read student comments about The Walking Classroom
- Check out our most recent year-end survey results