By: Preschool Teachers
Considering mental health, physical education has the potential to boost children’s memories, as well as improving their concentration to help them learn many things every day. Having physical education is very important to facilitate their learning. For children to grow up healthy, it’s important they are physically active and eat healthy foods every day. To help children develop habits that will last a lifetime, an active, healthy lifestyle must start early in life. Physical activity has benefits at every age, and helps children:
- Keep their heart and lungs strong and healthy
- Become more flexible
- Develop strong bones
- Keep a healthy body weight
- Lower the risk of several diseases and health problems
- Improve their mood and self-esteem
Physical activity is an important part of play and learning. Once a month, PS2 students are having Physical Education lessons virtually. Activities should be fun and encourage children to explore and try new things, such as jumping, crawling, running, throwing and catching a ball, kicking a ball, and much more.
Moreover, playing in a team helps children to develop many of the social skills they will need for life. It teaches them how to work in groups, to cooperate, develop concepts of fairness, to be less selfish, and to listen to other children. Through the range of experiences that Physical Education offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. We hope the school will resume as soon as possible, so we can work in groups as now we are doing it individually via zoom meeting.