Over on the Well Trained Mind Forums, rgrin mentioned that her child memorizes best while in motion. Others agreed, and several posters pointed out the Jewish tradition of shuckling while praying. Of course, as things go at these forums, this discussion led to another excellent discussion where OrdinaryTime mentioned this article , So Will Kids Become Smarter If They Gesture. Turns out that studies have shown people who learn while engaging in some kind of motion learn more easily, and the learning tends to stick for longer.
So, I believe we will start adding motion to our memory time. As well, I believe we are going to invest in some exercise balls to sit on during school time.