Homeschool Family Fitness Author:Bruce Whitney, Ph.D. Written by a Ph.D. professor of physical education who is also a homeschooling father of eight children, this manual on physical education is designed for use by homeschoolers young and old. — Dr. Bruce Whitney says true physical education should involve preparation for a lifetime of physical fitness. And so his program includes exercises that ad... more »dress all four of the primary areas of physical fitness: cardiovascular capacity and endurance (what we call aerobic fitness), muscle strength, muscle endurance, and flexibility.
While Dr. Whitney emphasizes the fundamentals of fitness, he also presents fun and effective means for achieving and maintaining fitness through indoor and outdoor games you can ? and will want to ? do at home with from one to four participants of similar or mixed ages. (How about the games titled Speedy Soccer, Frisbee Football, Deck Tennis, Cops and Robbers, and dozens more?)
The book includes 40 weeks' worth of outline lesson plans, easy-to-use and fully explained fitness tests, and thorough explanations of rules and proper techniques and skills for a wide variety of popular sports and worthwhile physical activities. (How about training in correct techniques for walking and running? Rhythm activities, including dance? Basketball free throws? Football punts?)
This is truly an astonishingly complete guidebook. Wish our PE teachers had been so creative!« less