Physical Education Q&A
Age Appropriate Exercise for Homeshcool PE
What are age appropriate exercises?
Age appropriate exercises vary from child to child based on ability to follow instructions, defiance issues, physical ability, mental, emotional and physical development
For younger children (generally ages 2-4), age appropriate exercises involve mimicking, so any safe activity will be appropriate because the child will naturally mimic at their best ability
For children ages 5-9, the activities need to be enjoyable and fun.
For children ages 10-13, more detailed instruction for developing specific movements
For teens ages 14-17, specific instructions focusing on finer skills, and targeted challenges
For older children, first assess if they have the basic coordination and the basic skills for each activity
Any time you have a movement that is new to the child, the first time this new movement is taught to the child, it should be done carefully, cautiously and in a controlled environment,without any time constraints
It is important not to add any weights to a young child's exercise routine (balls, jump ropes, etc. are OK)