Physical Education Improves All Aspects of a Child's Life

How many years has it been since you dParent's Guide to PEid a shuttle run, played dodgeball, or jogged a mile during gym class? In that time, physical education has changed, says Cheryl Richardson, senior director of programs for the Society of Health and Physical Educators. "The focus is on engaging students," she says, "so they're learning confidence and competence in various movement skills."

The shift isn't just to get kids to burn some energy. It's about preparing them for success, both in their health and their academic performance. 

Read the full piece, "A Parent's Guide to P.E. Class."

Source: WebMD

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