Physical awareness and health are an integral part of our lives at The Children’s School. Our program stresses the concepts of fitness, community, and play.
Fitness The Children’s School is fortunate to have indoor and outdoor space to support year round fitness opportunities. Students are taught the joy of physical fitness and the importance of a healthy body. Children play games that develop their balance, rhythm, kicking, throwing, catching, and spatial awareness. As their motor skills develop, children are introduced to more complex activities. The emphasis is on effort and personal growth so that each child experiences P.E. in a positive way.
Community Students learn to work with their classmates as they move. They learn to respect one another’s physical talents and encourage one another’s abilities. Fair and equal play is an important concept centered on sporting behavior, negotiating with classmates, and respecting one another’s voices.
Play Children in our Physical Education program play traditional sports such as soccer as well as non-traditional games that facilitate cooperative and imaginative play. Children are encouraged to build on ideas the teacher initiates to create their own games. Invented games teach children how to create inclusive, fun, active play situations for themselves and others.
Focused on these ideas, Physical Education becomes a part of the school day that all students can look forward to and participate in fully.