Why P.E. is Important
Improved Physical Fitness
Improves children’s muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance.
Develops motor skills which allow for safe, successful participation in physical activities.
Regular Healthful Physical Activity
Provides a wide-range of developmentally appropriate activities for all children.
Support of Other Subject Areas
Reinforces knowledge learned across the curriculum.
Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness.
Physical activity becomes an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety.
Improved Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
Physical Education instills a stronger self-worth in children based on their mastery of skills and concepts in physical activity. They can become more confident, assertive, independent, and self-controlled.
Experience Setting Goals
Gives children the opportunity to set and strive for personal achievable goals.