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Physical Education and Health

In my mind, physical education involves not only exercise, but also taking care of our bodies through obeying the Word of Wisdom so I'm putting these resources on one page. dance class

In addition to teaching your children about the Lord's law of health and setting a good example yourself, you will need to encourage your children to get proper exercise. I did this mainly by enrolling my children in classes and team sports provided by our city. From the time they were young, my children enjoyed T-ball, city soccer and softball leagues, bowling, martial arts, dance, and much more. Two of my children were on competitive swim teams.

Of course, you can also include physical fitness into your school day by using videos, taking bike rides, going on nature walks, playing non-team sports like tennis and golf, taking up yoga, or going to YMCA classes. If you have room for it, you may want a trampoline, basketball net, or other equipment at home to encourage the children to move.

Some people who are new to homeschooling worry that their children will miss out by not being able to enroll in school sports, but as you can see there are many alternatives available. Some states allow homeschoolers to belong to school teams, but California usually does not.




Free Resources

An Overview of Health Principles
For Little Friends: Daniel's Choice
Physical Activities
My Pyramid
President's Challenge
America on the Move
Kids Health
Kids in Action
Exercise for Children
Fun Fitness Activities
Getting your children off the couch
Kids Fitness Activities
Kids and Exercise
Family Fitness Solutions
Fitness for Preschoolers
Exercise Database
Homeschool Sports Network
Sports Programs for Homeschoolers
California Athletics for Homeschoolers
Sports Rules
Yoga—Total Body Workout
Walking for Fitness
California Trails
Southern California Walks
Northern California Trails
California Nature Trails
Southern California Bike Trails
California State Parks
Interactive Health Tutorials
Five a Day for Better Health
The Path of Alcohol in the Body
The Truth about what Alcohol Does to your Body
Science, Tobacco and You
What are Vitamins and How do they Work?
Life Cycle
The First Nine Months
Biology for Kids
Zero Bio - High School Biology
Anatomy Worksheets
The Human Body from the BBC
A Look Inside the Human Body
How the Body Works Movies
The Human Body
How you Breathe
Your Healthy Heart and How it Works
Sleep for Kids
Human Bones Matching Quiz
DNA and Genes
Cell Biology Animation
The Heart:An Online Exploration

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