Physical Activity + Learning
TAKE 10!® was designed to integrate grade-specific academic learning objectives with age-appropriate physical activity. The program:
- enables teachers to reinforce classroom concepts using alternative teaching methods;
- enhances math and reading skills, particularly in children who aren’t adapting well to the school environment1;
- links physical activity with core classroom concepts in language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, and character education;
- allows students to be active within the space limitations of a standard-size classroom;
- requires no special equipment or tools; and
- includes visually appealing program materials for both teachers and students.
To see how TAKE 10! integrates learning objectives and activity, click here to download a sample Table of Contents.
1. Murray NG, Garza JC, Diamond PM, Hoelscher DM, Kelder S, Ward JL. PASS & CATCH: Fitness and academic achievement among third and fourth grade students in Texas. Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference; Indianapolis, Indiana; May 30, 2008.
2. Donnelly JE, Lambourne K. Classroom-based physical activity, cognition, and academic achievement.Preventive Medicine. 2011 Jun 1;52 Suppl 1:S36-42. Epub 2011 Jan 31.
3. Kibbe DL, Hackett J, Hurley M, McFarland M, Schubert KG, Schultz A, Harris S. Ten years of TAKE 10!â: Integrating physical activity with academic concepts in elementary school classrooms. Preventive Medicine. 2011 Jun 1;52 Suppl 1:S43-50. Epub 2011 Jan 31.