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Why Is Physical

 Education Important?


Physical Education…

1.  Educates a child physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and  spiritually.

2.  Promotes positive lifelong healthy attitudes.

3.  Improves students’ knowledge of fitness concepts such as cardiovascular 

     fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility.

4.  Improves self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-control. 

5.  Helps children establish and strive for achievable, personal goals.


A Physically Educated Person…

1.  Has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.

2.  Is physically fit.

3.  Participates regularly in physical activities.

4.  Knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in

     physical activities.


What Constitutes A Quality Physical Education Program?

A quality physical education programs helps students...

1.  Learn how to achieve and maintain physical fitness and healthy


2.  Explore their unique physical talents.

3.  Gain an understanding and appreciation of their responsibilities as


4.  Develop positive character traits that will help them make good

     decisions about behavior that support their overall health.


What Can You Do?

1.  Talk to the physical education teacher and principal in your child's

    school about his program and how you can provide support.

2.  Encourage your children to practice skills and share information

     learned in physical education class.

3.  Set an example for your children by being physically active on a

     regular basis. Plan more physical activities that involve the entire


4.  Encourage your children to participate in physical activities outside

     of school.