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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eleven Plus Exercise

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?