Sometimes when my son and I are doing errands on the weekend, he complains that he is tired and needs to sit. I ask him why - especially if he has only been standing for a few minutes - but then I remember that he is in school now and he has become used to sitting all day.
Then I read about schools like this one in Charleston, SC, where there are opportunities for students to move all day long.
I shared the video on that link with my son and asked him: How would you like it if you had a bicycle desk? His eyes lit up and he said he would love it.
I can't blame him. He is young and needs to get his energy out. (Heck, I feel like I sit too much and need to get my energy out.) What better way to do that than through a desk that lets your body move whenever you need to?
Tell me what you think: Should an active environment be introduced into your child's classroom?