“When it’s your turn I’ll cheer you on.” My little one claps his hands and smiles up into his brother’s eyes. Focused times of family fitness produce lessons and results which may warm your heart in more ways than one.
While our family has always enjoyed living a physically active lifestyle, I have more than once set out to find a way to provide a more focused time of fitness education, including measurable progress tools. The goal of Fitness 4 Homeschool – Physical Education Curriculum by Family Time Fitness is precisely that. The Fitness 4 Homeschool program:
- is easy to implement
- requires little preparation
- provides downloadable assessment tools
- encourages through daily emails
- calls for basic equipment.
Are your children achieving recommended time and intensity levels for daily physical activity?
“ The National Association of Sport and Physical Education recommends that most children 2 years and older need to be getting at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.”
At the beginning of each month Fitness 4 Homeschool participants receive 20 emailed lessons ready to provide your child not only the innumerable benefits of exercise… but a healthy dose of laughter, too. (Did you know that laughter can boost your immune system for up to three days?!)
Each lesson is packed with fun activities to get your family moving and having a good time together, including phases of warm up, activity/game play, cool down and a suggested outdoor activity. Activities are thoroughly outlined in print, but online video links are also provided for extra demonstration.
Think warm-up stretches are mundane? Not a chance! Lie on your back, gaze at the sky and trace the alphabet in the air with your foot! Ready to get moving? Create an agility course in your yard. Don’t have cones? Use your imagination! Tree stumps, rocks, boxes and buckets can mark your course! Not challenging enough yet? Try doing it backward… in a bear crawl! Still not laughing and panting a bit? Face off, grab shoulders and try a round of toe fencing! I’m pretty sure you’ll hit that three-day immune system boost from laughing in no time! And before you know it you and your children will have measurable physical improvement.
Wait! Did I just say “you”?! Yes! Come on! Your children will be as enthusiastic about physical fitness as you are! Using the “guided discovery” approach highlighted by Family Time Fitness, you can set the upbeat pace and attitude for your family. You’ll provide a brief explanation and demonstration of each activity, but allow your children to discover the movements in their unique ways. As your family progresses, you will find them more adeptly following your model.
You will also receive extra aids to get your family well on your way to reaching your fitness goals, including:
- assessment test
- tracking calendar
- food diary
- grocery list
- meal planner
- nutrition log
A quick glance around the garage, yard or toy box will likely yield most everything you need to get going… and for what you may not have, Family Time Fitness provides great on-hand alternatives. For example, use rolled up socks instead of bean bags. You can do this!
Your family will thank you.
Review Disclaimer: Please note that The Homeschool Village has been provided a complimentary copy of this resource specifically for review purposes.