Bringing Physical Education Home: A Handbook of Fitness Activities for Use Outside of School
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- Education; Home and school; Physical fitness; Educational Psychology; Health and Physical Education
A handbook has been developed to aid in the integration of physical fitness and movement of elementary students beyond the school gymnasium. As more and more evidence points to the need and importance of physical activity being a daily part of children's lives, it is clear that the current requirements of physical education in today's schools are not enough. The handbook consists of six sections regarding the scope of where outside the school these activities can be done: at home indoors, your own back yard, within your neighborhood, surrounding cities, around the state, across the Nation. The targeted population for the handbook is families with elementary-aged children, living in the city of Issaquah, Washington. Current literature and research concerning the need for increased levels of physical activity and movement for today's youth were explored.