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    Default Weekly Poll: Do you use a curriculum for physical education?

    We don't. My kids take dance and Tae Kwon Do and play outside. LOL

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    In between ballet, gymnastics, swimming, skiing, ice-skating, horseback riding, riding bikes, and just plain playing outside, I think we got it covered
    mom to 3 girls: DD9, DD8, DD5

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    I put other because we did use a curriculum for Health, which around here is part of PE. We used Studies Weekly and I have a Harcourt Health and Fitness that I guess I'll save for next year since we didn't get to it.

    The physical part of PE we cover with swimming, Tai Kwan Do, and yoga.
    Dorothy
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    I put no, but maybe should have put other. DD does gymnastics 3 days a week and plays outside a lot. DS does homeschool PE through our military base recreation program. The program is once a week.
    Beth
    DS14 with ASD, DD11 and DS8

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    I know they sell them, but I can't help but wonder... who the heck does that? Like, surely this is just make your children move. No big deal.
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    We have a kids' yoga book. It was written in the 1970s, so it's just a kid's yoga book, not a product specifically marketed to homeschoolers or designed to take advantage of the burgeoning homeschool curriculum marketplace by eager young sales associates.

    It's a cool kids' yoga book, though.

    https://www.amazon.com/Be-Frog-Bird-...bird%2C+a+tree

    Ours has a broken spine and a few pages missing so probably not worth $58.99 even if I wanted to sell it which I don't.

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    Ooooh IEFs book reminded me of Yogarilla! My baby did them for a while in OT. (I think thats who the stuff is marketed to.)
    https://www.amazon.com/Yogarilla-Exe...5291719&sr=8-1

    A curriculum for PE? How does that even happen?
    Homeschooling DS11, DS5.

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    Not related to PE, but we used this kid's yoga book when my children were young:
    https://www.amazon.com/YogaKids-Educ.../dp/1584792922
    The author is local but my kids have never attended her class.
    When my kids were in Montessori school, they had yoga class instead of gym.

    Now my kids bike ride, paddle board, and hike (although not much hiking the past year). I consider that their PE. We haven't done any formal Health class.
    Starting 8th grade (our fifth year homeschooling)
    Dumplett (girl - age 13) and Wombat (boy - age 13)

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    Having lived far and wide, I really think the idea of what P.E. actually is varies a lot. I could see someone wanting a curriculum for P.E. if they grew up somewhere that had a really organized P.E. program where specific skills were worked on in different grades and you actually had tests and quizzes in P.E. like any other class on things like sports concepts as well as health and wellness and the like. I went to some schools like that as a child.

    I also went to a few schools where P.E. was a glorified, slightly more organized recess. It was just getting outside and playing organized games as a class without a whole lot of instruction or expectations except just to participate. If that is the concept of P.E. that you grew up with, it might seem completely foreign to want a curriculum for P.E.

    I don't use a curriculum for P.E. but I do look for age appropriate ideas of things to work on while we are outside. Sports and such are totally not my thing so it's not something that I can just come up with on the fly. I wouldn't call it a lesson plan per se, but for example, while my 4 year old was in soccer this past spring, I looked for coordination exercises we could do while playing in the backyard that would help him in soccer. I didn't say "Ok it's P.E. time, let's go outside and do soccer drills", it was more of a mental note for me that when we go outside to play, let's practice using both feet to dribble a ball while we play.

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    I don't do anything organized at all. She jumps around, we go for walks and go to the park. That's good enough.
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Weekly Poll: Do you use a curriculum for physical education?