Years;ago,;when;my;husband asked;me;to;make;Physical Education;(PE);a;more;regular, intentional part of our school
To me it meant duplicating the humiliating experience I had in public school.
I shouldn’t have worried. God’s Word
says,;“Be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind” (Romans 12: 2). I asked the
so that I could teach healthy attitudes
that purposeful daily physical activity
productive and calmer.
but when I went to college, I began to love
General PE tips
don’t burn out and to prevent
•;Remember that;there;is no;one-size-fits-all answer for physical
education, just as there is no single
academic curriculum that works
Children will model what we do.
• There will be seasons, such as
PE just doesn’t happen. Give
are teaching our children the
need to be flexible.
don’t matter as much as does
forming a good habit of move-ment;and;enjoying;being;active.
running around with a kickball,
be doing a great job doing PE without realizing it. All the little actions
and movements do add up!
children came along, we took walks as
played outside every day that weather
permitted.;However,;anything;more;regi-mented than that had me perplexed.
Lord’s perfect timing, I learned that
our local Parks and Recreation Department was starting a Homeschool PE
class, meeting once a week. We were so
instructor had just graduated from col-lege;with;a;degree;in;physical;education.
He was full of great ideas and was pa-tient;with;the;children,;especially;while
working with a wide range of age groups
at the same time.
Unfortunately,;he;didn’t;return;the;fol-lowing year. The next Homeschool PE
class was a disaster, and we didn’t end up
music dancing—he belittled them and
insult other believers, and I didn’t want
like I did.
The YMCA’s Homeschool PE program
was another option I considered. Their
families. But due to cost, the size of our
family, limited transportation, and my
son’s special needs, we were not able to
take advantage of this program.
PE at home.
it seems no one can!
Thankfully,;it;is;easy;to;integrate;at-home;sensory;activities;with;PE.;Home-schoolers are in a unique position in that
we;can;cater;physical;activity;to;the;tal-ents and abilities of our children, as we
can do for other subjects, and we can
nurture those who aren’t natural-born
athletes to love movement and to do their
Given the current U.S. epidemic of
Healthful, fun physical
activities for children
2-6 years old.