KLR families invited to Math & Movement Night

Families from Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary in Monticello Central School District are invited to participate in a unique family event to bring movement and fun to learning math and reading on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the school. 

The nationally acclaimed Math & Movement program is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching math and reading that incorporates physical activity with visual stimuli created to make learning fun, active, and memorable.

The program uses specially designed floor mats and banners that enable students to hop, walk, crawl, or dance their way to mastering math and reading concepts.

During the Family Fun Night, parents and children will move from station to station, learning the math activities while completing a Math & Movement activity guide.


Eight out of ten children are kinesthetic learners (learn best through movement.) The program harnesses children’s natural kinesthetic learning styles to foster positive feelings towards learning. The program is based on research that shows that moving during learning facilitates muscle memory, an important factor with younger children whose abstract thinking skills are not fully developed. Studies show this type of activity allows teachers and students to feel more energized, focused, and prepared to learn. At a time when there are 12 million obese children, physical fitness has become a matter of national urgency. As former U.S. Senator Chris Dobb has said, “All of us—parents, schools, government, employers—need to see the rising childhood obesity rates for what they are: a medical emergency.” Math & Movement promotes physical activity while simultaneously increasing learning. The end result: physically fit children and increased test scores.