Do Young Children Need Physical Education?

January 17th, 2017

As a parent, sometimes the things you hear experts say about children’s health, and the things you observe in your own kid(s), can seem conflicting. You’ve likely heard about initiatives to increase physical education programs in elementary schools. Yet, when you witness your own elementary-age kids speeding around the kitchen in a game of tag […]

Physical Education vs. Physical Activity [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 12th, 2017

The two terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing! Although they work together like peanut butter and jelly, Physical Education and Physical Activity are two separate things — and it’s important for teachers and parents to understand the difference.   Share This Infographic On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to http://www.sparkpe.org/ […]

New Year, New PE Lesson Plans

January 9th, 2017

The New Year is a great time to try new things. With people taking the time to reflect and set new personal and professional goals, why not also refresh your physical education lesson plans in order to keep kids engaged in the curriculum? Luckily for physical education teachers, it’s often a bit easier to get […]

6 Ways to Help Students Keep their New Year’s Resolutions

January 4th, 2017

With 2017 just starting, New Year’s Resolutions are a hot topic of discussion. Many people set a resolution, but it usually falls to the wayside after a few weeks. People see it as too difficult, or too time consuming, and give up. There are many tips and tricks to find success, specifically when it comes […]

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

December 30th, 2016

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for adults. This year’s end, sit down with your children and ask them what they’d like to see happen over the next 12 months. Setting these goals can be an excellent opportunity to get children thinking about how their decisions affect their long term health and wellbeing. Resolutions that involve goals […]

Staying Active in Winter: Tips and Tricks for Kids

December 29th, 2016

Staying active in the winter months can be a daunting task. Most people would just rather stay inside, veg out on the couch, and call it a day. But these kinds of activities aren’t good for your physical or mental health. Fortunately, there are numerous indoor activities that can be a good substitute for more […]

4 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During the Holidays

December 22nd, 2016

While most children eagerly await the start of winter break, the time off from school can present a challenging conundrum to parents: in a season when so many activities are centered around eating and indulging, how can we ensure our kids stay healthy during the holidays? Unlike summer vacation, there aren’t as many camps and […]

5 Dishes to Consider Removing From Your Holiday Dinner Plans

December 20th, 2016

Holiday seasons are the perfect time to have fun, bond with family members, and of course, eat. Most people use the holidays as an excuse to ditch their diets in favor of calorie-laden delicacies. After all, Thanksgiving is America’s “Biggest Cheat Day.” Unfortunately, because of the season and the desire to enjoy the holiday, people […]

The Jekyll and Hyde Holiday Dilemma: How to Prevent Unhealthy Habits

December 15th, 2016

The holidays are a time of year to gather round the table, spend time with family — and potentially break every promise you’ve made to yourself to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Who doesn’t love an extra helping? A little more eggnog? You’ll be sure to burn all those calories off during January, right? The truth […]

Our Top 10 Posts on Early Childhood Education

December 13th, 2016

Minds of young children are sponges for information. Every lesson about life, behavior, and humanity is absorbed to form the foundation for lifelong skills. Known by experts as the “formative” years of life, early childhood experiences help  shape the person a child will become. Over the years, we’ve covered some important topics relating to early […]