Teachers are slowly replacing classroom chairs with stability balls in an effort to focus on health and wellness.
Teachers at Skippack Elementary are slowly replacing classroom chairs with staibility balls to couple its academics with a focus on health and wellness. According to a press release from Skippack Elementary, 19 classrooms now use stability balls for children. Research shows that students, when permitted to move and stretch during learning, show greater gains in focus and core strength, according to the release. Kindergarten teacher Chris Halus has students using stability donuts during independent rading. "The children welcome the opportunities to replace their desk chairs with stability balls," said third grade teacher Amy Dorris said.