Some eleven plus children may sometimes need to take a little more exercise. This can be rather difficult during bad weather – but some exercise is better than none. Some children may not want to go sledging or build a snow man. Would it be possible to build a stretching exercise into the beginning and end of eleven plus exercises?
Before stretching go for a brisk walk for a few minutes
Hold a stretch for 15 to 30 seconds
Insist that your child stretches to the point of discomfort and not pain
Help your child to understand the need to breathe freely
Work on the main muscle groups
Lower back exercises can help with sitting for a long time on an eleven plus paper
Neck exercises can help
If you and your child spent a few minutes on a gentle work out – would concentration and effort improve?