For most younger children, the need to move is innate.
What kid doesn’t want to climb the perfect tree or beg to go to the park? How many times have you heard yourself admonish your little kids to be still for a few minutes—to stop rolling around on the ground?
But as these same wiggly children enter the teen years, they would likely rather be on Facebook than running around outside.
While the inclination for physical activity is built into us, we have to be deliberate about providing opportunities for PE, especially as our kids get older.
For some families this is easy, particularly if your kids are part of an organized sports team. It may seem like every kid in the U.S. participates in a competitive sport, but that is simply not the case. For the rest of us a combination of creativity and diligence will ensure that you incorporate PE into your family outings, homeschool or other of your child’s day-to-day activities.
At Granite Arch Climbing Center, we specialize in climbing as a physical means of not only staying in shape but also as an activity in which the whole family can be involved. The staff at Granite Arch will help you get started. All that is required of you is the willingness to have a load of fun.
Learn to have fun at www.GraniteArch.com.