This article details the effect that movement has on learning, starting from birth. Opportunities for movement and play from infancy encourage proper visual development and coordination, which assist in almost every other area of learning. Children are expected to sit for long periods of time, often without adequate time to play outdoors, use their imaginations, and use their bodies to explore. The importance of movement is not just limited to children, though. With the increasingly common use of computers, tablets, smartphones, video games and other sedentary activities, it can be easy to forget how important it is for people of all ages to touch, explore, and move about in our surroundings. So, get moving today! Your brain will thank you.

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/03/26/why-kids-need-to-move-touch-and-experience-to-learn/