Physical Education and Active Learning Resources for Home Educating Families
The following information is all about physical education and active learning resources for home educating families. As a home educating family, you have the flexibility to tailor your child’s education to suit their unique needs and interests and these resources will help you to support your child’s development and wellbeing.
Why is Physical Education Important for Home Educating Families?
Physical education is an essential component of a child’s education and development. Not only does it promote physical fitness and health, but it can also improve cognitive function, enhance social skills, and boost confidence and self-esteem.
For home educating families, physical education can be an opportunity to incorporate hands-on learning experiences, foster a love for movement, and encourage children to develop healthy habits that will benefit them throughout their lives.
Resources for Physical Education and Active Learning:
For home educating families, here’s some resources and ideas to help you incorporate physical education and active learning into your daily routines:
This is a PE home learning resource for primary aged children. All activities are led by PE specialists from across the country, and activities are linked to the primary PE curriculum. Families need no specialist equipment, instead making use of items that can be found around the home. There are 25 activities, all providing progressions that make them accessible for children at all ages of primary school.
The Daily Mile at Home encourages children and their families to run, jog or walk for 15 minutes every day. Their support resources provide simple and effective ways to get children active, improving their fitness, concentration levels, mood, and general well-being.
Cosmic Kids Yoga is yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. It includes interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!
The Youth Sport Trust is a UK-based charity that promotes physical activity and well-being in children. While they primarily work with schools, they also offer resources and support for parents who are home educating their children, including a range of activities and challenges.
Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic. Joe Wick’s YouTube channel features a variety of workouts and activities that can be done at home with little or no equipment.
Incorporating Physical Education into Your Home Education Routine:
Here are some tips for incorporating physical education and active learning into your daily routine:
- Make physical activity a priority – schedule time for physical activity every day and make it a non-negotiable part of your daily routine. You can find ideas on our Resources and Best Practice page.
- Mix it up – try different activities and sports to keep things interesting and challenging for your child. Encourage them to try new things and find activities they enjoy.
- Get outdoors – nature offers endless opportunities for physical activity and exploration. Take advantage of local parks, nature reserves, and walking trails.
- Involve the whole family – physical activity is more fun when everyone gets involved. Encourage siblings and parents to participate in activities together. Watch the video which show the benefits of parents and children being active together.
- Use technology – there are many online resources and apps available that can make physical activity more fun and engaging for children. From dance games to fitness trackers, technology can be a great tool for promoting physical activity and healthy habits. As a starter, we’ve put together some popular apps on our Active Apps page, which may be of interest.
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We hope this guide has been helpful in supporting your home educating journey. Remember, physical education is an essential component of your child’s education and development, and there are many resources and activities available to support you in promoting physical activity and well-being in your child. If you would like to discuss any of this information further, then please contact the Early Life team by emailing email@example.com. You can find out more about the Early Life team by visiting our Meet the Team page.