This list is not meant to attack parents. This list is a gift from me to you based on 15 years of experience working with children across all economic “categories”, in widely different communities, reading and synthesizing the research, and listening to parents, colleagues, and KIDS! 1. Forget about traditional team sports being the only [...]
This is John Connor. Though we are outflanked and outnumbered, there is a small resistance out here. A resistance against the machines.
My good friend Frank Forencich, founder of Exuberant Animal, commenting on “Solution #1: Bring PE back”, said it so well:
As it stands, they PE teachers live at the bottom of the academic pecking order. This has got to change
I was sent an article today, by not one but 4 separate colleagues who thought that I should comment on it. So I will. But this will not be what they (or I) may have expected me to write at first impulse. This will not be a condemnation of anyone specific, nor a fiery diatribe. I have done enough of that in my life, and certainly do enough of it at home (apologies to my wife).
This will be a discussion of solutions – moving forward and using this provocative article to deepen our well of understanding on the subject of physical activity as it relates to early childhood development. So here goes. I recommend that you read the source article for yourself, before reading my comments, so that you can be informed as well.