If you're kids are anything like mine, finding out how their day was or what they learned in school today can be a pretty one-sided conversation. As a parent, you want to know...are they behaving? How did the test go? Are they mastering skills and understanding content? Where are they struggling and how can you help them? These are great things to want to know in order to help your student and create meaningful dialog with them.
If I can ask one HUGE favor from you... When your child comes home from school on P.E. days, please do not ask him or her, "What did you play in P.E. today?" Instead, ask, "What did you learn in P.E. today."
Children learn best when they are given the opportunity to explore their world while moving. My students do not just play games, they learn something new each day.
In a quality physical education program, students learn:
10 Conversation Starters for Talking to Your Child About Physical Education
To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:
Is your child physically literate?
Try out this simple 9 item physical literacy assessment to find out: