At Rosewood Academy, we truly believe that mental health and physical wellness are not mutually exclusive. By introducing physical education to children at a young age, they can become accustomed to it in a safe and welcoming environment, which will help establish a lifelong love of fitness for years to come. Our P.E. coach, Anthony Bonner, makes sure to incorporate the students’ curriculum into the activities he comes up with, linking classroom themes with gym lessons in a fun and fresh way. After witnessing firsthand how much our students benefit from these weekly gym classes, we’ve come up with our own list of the top benefits of physical education for preschoolers. Read on to learn more!
1 – Energy Burning – Oftentimes, kids can become hyper when they have all this pent up energy inside them and nowhere to put it. A gym class is the ultimate outlet for students to run around and play, while burning off some steam at the same time.
2 – Socialization – Another excellent benefit of physical education is the opportunity it provides for kids to learn how to communicate with one another, work together on a team, and just let loose together in a more laidback environment.
3 – Hobbies – Since our gym class is structured around the theme of the classroom, the activities are constantly changing. Exposing kids to different types of fitness activities makes it possible for students to decide what they prefer, what they dislike, and what they want to pursue in the years to come.
4 – Endorphins – Studies have shown that working out is directly linked with an increase in endorphin production. When kids take part in a gym class or any type of physical activity, they will walk away feeling more content and ready to take on whatever comes their way.
5 – Improved Sleep – Physical fitness has been proven to help tremendously when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. Gym class participants will get to enjoy the added benefits of their play time, even several hours afterwards.
6 – Fight Obesity – One of the easiest ways to stave off obesity is by teaching children at a young age about the value of fitness and wellness. Our physical education curriculum allows kids to get some exercise in under the guise of a fun, playtime activity.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of physical education for preschoolers we would love to hear from you. Simply fill out this contact form and one of our friendly staff members will reach out to answer all your questions and let you know more about Rosewood’s own physical education program as well. We look forward to hearing from you!