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Sensory area gives Eden Prairie students an outlet for extra energy

Jumping and stretching helps kids focus during the school day.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Walking down the hall is no longer a boring task at Forest Hills Elementary. 

The Eden Prairie school has a new sensory path for kids. It comes complete with foot and hand markers, yoga poses, and inspiring messages.

Teachers say a couple minutes in the sensory area can make a huge difference for kids struggling to pay attention in class.

"We know that all kids can benefit from an opportunity to take a quick break," said Connie Hytjan, Principal of Forest Hills Elementary.  "Just to go out and do some jumping and hopping and large body movement so that they can come back into the class so they can focus."

Even though the year just started, it's already hit a with kids.

"If, like, you want to get out of your classroom for a little bit and just have some fun, you can just come out here to the sensory path and do all this stuff just for fun," said Kindergarten student Mason Lundberg.

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The Sensory Path was designed by the school and Unrestricted Marketing. They hope to bring more of these to schools around the metro.

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