Children have a natural desire to move around, yet they are forced to sit still in the classroom for several hours every day. Many children want to escape this situation. They swing on their chairs and cannot concentrate and are often labelled as fidgeters.
Standing on the soft, springy mat uses muscles from your head right down to your toes in order to maintain a natural, upright posture. It is not possible to adopt a stooped posture at a standing desk, as can happen when sitting. Studies have shown that when combined with learning tasks, this gentle swaying movement increases children’s intelligence and creativity and helps relieve stress.
An increasing number of schools and further education providers are discovering the benefits of the kybun philosophy for learning. Here is a selection of references: