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Simon Says: An Exercise for Academic Excellence

A recent study published in the Psychological Assessment journal found that preschool children who regularly participate in “Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders” tasks like Simon Says may do better academically. According to Megan McClelland, an associate professor of human development and family science at Oregon State University, games like Simon Says can help children improve their self-regulation skills through listening carefully and following directions. Click here to read more about this very important study.

The Goddard School believes in the importance of self-regulating games and the power of learning through play. Goddard Schools across the nation participated in a record-breaking game of Simon Says!  On Friday, September 23rd, children, parents, faculty and guests at Goddard Schools nationwide attempted to break the Guinness World Records™ “Largest Game of Simon Says (Multiple Venues).”  This unique synchronized event, illustrated the power of play for learning in an exciting and innovative way!  Stay tuned to see if we broke the record!!