Physical education seems to be decreasing in public schools these days. If you are homeschooling your children, they probably have a lot more opportunity to be physically active than others. When children are younger, most of their exercise comes in the form of playing. Throwing a ball or playing tag are fun ways to spend time geared towards physical education. Also, there are plenty of activities available throughout the community that encourage physical fitness and can allow your child time to interact with others. Whether it is karate, gymnastics, or just a visit to the local fitness center, people are starting to recognize the need for homeschool PE, and even offering daytime classes. The important thing is that you do not neglect a child’s need to be active or the opportunity to teach them about good fitness.
It is important to find out your areas requirements for teaching physical education. Although curriculum requirements for teaching physical education vary greatly between states, the national requirements are the same for everybody. Although being physically active is the main concept behind physical education. Teaching fitness is more than just running around or playing on the swings. The national standards for PE requires that you teach children to be active regularly, maintain an appropriate level of fitness, and exhibit respectful and responsible behavior when engaging in physical activity.
Being prepared to teach homeschool physical education is very important. It is a good idea to keep equipment around the house for both casual play and planned lessons. There are also many resources for ideas, including manuals, books, and even articles and blogs that can be located online. Also, participating in activities that can be done together as a family can be beneficial in multiple ways. However, before you start teaching PE, be sure to check your state’s homeschool laws and guidelines and promote safety with all physical activity.