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Time For 10! offers free exercise videos and resource materials to kindergarteners through fifth-graders in classrooms throughout Ohio. A collaboration between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich, the program aims to encourage daily physical activity by making it easy, accessible and free.
Time For 10! is a free exercise program designed to be used during school, in the classroom, for kids K-5.
“I’ve visited schools in different parts of the state, and there was a common theme—schools were in need of simple exercise options for children that they could use regardless of resources.” – Karen Kasich, Ohio First Lady
Mrs. Kasich learned of a program at Livingston Elementary in Columbus, Ohio, where Principal Melinda Dixon worked with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to use short, pre-recorded videos to start her students’ day with exercise. Mrs. Kasich approached Nationwide Children’s Hospital with an idea to build on Principal Dixon’s program by making a similar program available to every classroom in the state, at no cost to the school.
“Studies have shown that short bursts of exercise not only improves the physical health of a child, but also improves his or her academic performance, mood and concentration skills. “ – Travis Gallagher, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Athletic Trainer
Time For 10! doesn’t require any special equipment, or even a gym—it only requires ten minutes. It simply takes having a TV and DVD player, or a computer with Internet access. The videos are designed for ease of use in any school environment.
The program is designed for daily use in the classroom, but it can be used in various settings. Videos can be used as a start to the school day, a warm-up during gym class, an indoor recess activity or as an energizer before lunch periods and tests. Find the use that suits your students best.
The Time For 10! videos are available on this website via YouTube. You may also request a free copy of the DVD. You may also request information to download the video files to your computer.
Our goal is to encourage daily physical activity in Ohio classrooms. We want to make it easy, accessible, efficient and free.
Time For 10! helps students demonstrate the ability to practice health enhancing behaviors, reduce risk and become better advocates for their own personal health.
“As parents, we all want the best for our children. Encouraging our kids to be active doesn’t have to be a chore, or an organized sport—it can be as simple as taking a walk, or playing outside. It doesn’t matter what we do, we just need to keep moving.” – Karen Kasich, Ohio First Lady
Our schools want the best for our children, just as we do. This program gives both schools and parents an easy way to incorporate more activity into their lives, and at no cost.
Every family’s circumstances are different…but the important thing to remember is that every bit counts.
At Time For 10!, we are excited and grateful for the support and assistance of our partners. Our goal is to make this free exercise program accessible by children throughout the state of Ohio, in classrooms, indoor recess, gym class and after-school programming. Our partners provide assistance in distribution, marketing and content support via both online and offline channels.
Interested in becoming a Time For 10! partner? Complete the Time For 10! contact us form and let us know you're interested in becoming a program partner.