Have you heard of Family Time Fitness? It’s a fitness curriculum to be used at home (actually I think they make a school version also). It’s one I’ve been looking at purchasing and this week it’s on sale at Currclick for $47 USD. The price at the Family Time Fitness website is $79, so this is a great price. The price includes lifetime access to program updates/revisions. With the curriculum you get access to video demonstrations for each lesson, that makes it about priceless for me! There are 260 planned lessons that last 30-45 minutes each, 3-5 days per week. Have a look at their site to find out more. Also, here’s a link to a review at Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Not long ago I was out for a walk with the kids and passed the local Christian private school (where my kids would likely attend if they were to go to school). I saw some kids outside for a PE lesson and it made me think about how we’re going to do that kind of thing at home. The boys play soccer, which is a winter sport here and spans two school terms (so weekly games and practices for about six months). They have weekly year-round swim lessons (very common in Australia). Occasionally they go for a run or a bike ride with their dad, other than that it’s just playing, jumping on the trampoline, riding their bikes around home. There’s a local kids gym that I’ve thought about signing them up for once Jitterbug turns five (not too far away!). We tried a tumbling class but it didn’t suit us at this point. There is also plenty of opportunity to be involved in other team sports- cricket, footy, basketball, netball for Ladybug. One team sport at a time is enough for us!
I’m hoping that this curriculum will help us form a habit of fitness, teach the kids some basic exercises, build coordination, and give them more confidence with physical activity. Assuming we do the lessons regularly. Which depends on me…ugh! 🙂 The sale is for “this week only,” not sure how long that is…I got the email Tuesday morning our time so that would have been Monday afternoon in America.
ETA: Looks like they have now lowered their regular price on their website (and through Currclick) to $57.