Homeschool Family Fitness: A Complete Curriculum Guide (Fifth Edition)
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Homeschool Family Fitness: A Complete Curriculum Guide (Fifth Edition)

Hatherleigh Press / 2008 / Paperback

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Get outside, get moving, and get fit! Homeschooling provides countless opportunities for fun, family-based learning, and physical fitness is no exception.

Homeschool Family Fitness provides a year's worth of fitness improvement for everyone in the family. Lessons cover: muscular strength/endurance/flexibility, aerobic fitness, fitness games with minimal equipment, fitness tests, sports labs, and lesson plans. Forty weeks of instruction are included so if the weather does not cooperate (such as no snow), you have enough activities to choose from for the 36-week school year. A weekly schedule is provided with activities' grade appropriateness noted, and alternate activities if there is a disparity in what students can perform. Junior and Senior High students can use this book like a textbook with labs; parents can use this book like a lesson plan for younger students of all ages. This plan takes approximately 40-60 minutes each week. Selected forms and tracking sheets may be reproduced for family use. 166 pages, softcover.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 166
Vendor: Hatherleigh Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1578262747
ISBN-13: 9781578262748

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Publisher's Description

Everything a home schooling parent needs to educate their children and meet physical education requirements.

Physical fitness requirements are a part of the required curriculum for parents who want to teach their children in their homes, but it can be difficult to provide structured exercise plans. Parents homeschooling their children may be left wondering how to encourage a healthy lifestyle or teach them how to participate in team sports.

Home School Family Fitness is here to answer those questions. Written by Bruce Whitney, father and home school teacher, the book provides a definitive guide with lesson plans and labs covering everything from basic games to organized sports, and is a vital resource for anyone educating a child at home. Home School Family Fitness is also for any parent who want to spend quality time with their children and see them grow up healthy and well.

Home School Family Fitness
explains the fundamentals of exercise in a fun way, teaching kids to achieve and maintain fitness throughout their lives. Its curriculum includes:

■ 40 weeks of lesson plans and easy-to-use fitness tests, including swimming

■ Indoor, outdoor, sport-related, and snow games modified for home use

■ Modified rules to make games suitable for one to four participants of mixed ages

■ Sections on strength, endurance, flexibility, and aerobic fitness

Home School Family Fitness is an astonishingly complete guidebook for the homeschooling parent and makes you wish your PE teachers had been so creative.

Author Bio

BRUCE WHITNEY, PH.D., received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology and has taught at the elementary, secondary, and college levels. His responsibilities have included being an intramural director, a day camp director, a coach for a variety of sports, and a physical education teacher in two home school co-ops. Dr. Whitney and his wife Lynn have home schooled their children since 1987. They live in New Brighton, Minnesota.

Editorial Reviews

"Dozens of lesson plans, adaptable for grades preK-12 introduce kids to the idea of fitness, and get them moving through play, sports, obstacle courses, skills development and more."
--Lisa Jo Rudy,

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  1. marieg
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 6, 2016
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    I like this book! It tells about many games and how to play them and modifications for the number of children playing. Equipment to buy and to store it in a trash can of all things (works). My children need to get outside and wear off their energy. Most of the activities don't even have to take much time. There are many activities to do with bean bags for instance and I never thought of them. This book is for all grade levels and is for home school and for public school children.

    I'm one of those public school and home school parents. I'm sure there are more of you like that. I extend areas the children are working on and in the case of Math teach it entirely using a different program.

    I haven't read all of the parts about testing and parts of the body and rationale for the things he suggests. I'm looking forward to it.

    If you have children that need to wear off excess energy, lesson plans for home school or want a way to add physical fitness into your life and how to bring your family closer together by doing activities. This book is for you. I look forward to telling you about the program as I have incorporated it with my family later.

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