Since Robinson's talk, evidence has continued to pile up that children need to move—all children, not just would-be dancers. To function at their best, children need to interact, to connect with the world in a hands-on way and to
develop fine and gross motor skills and balance. Pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, who has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR, and The Huffington Post, says, "In order for children to learn, they need to pay attention.In order to pay attention, we need to let them move." In fact, Hanscom's research suggests that the rise in diagnoses of ADHD over the past decade-plus correlates directly with "the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school." Further, a 2016 story in The Atlantic, "The New Preschool is Crushing Our Kids," indicates that too much time spent doing desk work at a very young age may appear to benefit children in the short term, but by second or third grade, those same children fall behind their peers and are less able to make abstract connections and maintain focus.