Outside activity for children is the best thing; being that we live in a society that is at its’ all time high for childhood obesity. Running can have more than physical benefits for children as well.
Carol Goodrow, a teacher from Sturbridge, Mass. started incorporating running into her first and second grade classroom curriculum. One strategy that she used included her math and geography classes. The children would run outside, then have to come in and write about it. By doing this she noticed that children that were reluctant to write prior to implementing this strategy now have no problems writing after their runs. She also has learned that running can bring a parent and child closer together.