I know there are homeschool programs out there for PE. But given the current American epidemic of obesity, PE needs to be something we do every day– not just once a week. The nearest program I can find is a 35 minute drive, so Lori and I have made our own. Usually, it consists of meeting at the park and walking while the children ride bikes, hang upside down on the monkey bars and generally run around like crazy people.
Oh, wait– you thought I meant PE for the children? No, PE is definitely for the Mom.
This week it was so cold we went to the gym instead, where we had a festival of line-running, hoop-shooting, Pac-Man tag-playing, and rope-skipping. (For the record, the children insist on calling it jump-roping.)
We come home sweaty and laughing and with a few of our wiggles out.
How does PE look for your family?