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Physical Education for Elementary Homeschooling

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Does free play off enough physical activity for elementary school students?

Physical Education for Elementary Homeschooling

No elementary homeschool program should be without a vigorous physical education and recess program. The regular outdoor play that children partake in:

• Contributes to cardiovascular health
• Teaches fundamental motor skills (such as hopping, skipping and jumping)
• Helps them to develop stamina and flexibility
• Helps young children relive stress

Research has shown that free play alone does not provide the level of activity your child needs to reach on a regular basis, so it's a good idea to add activities like a brisk walk, jogging, bike riding or skating to the mix.

   

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2/5/2007 5:55:51 PM
Laryssa said:

There are plenty of activities such as skating lessons, gymnastics, dance, hockey, soccer, etc. that can allow the child an opportunity to participate in physical activities along with other children.




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