Goals of Physical Education

The current education system and structures are compromising on the importance of physical education to children. There is more focus and time spent in classroom to cover formal curriculum. While knowledge and content of syllabus is primary to attending school, it is not all about life. It is needful to expose the young minds and bodies to mind and body health. In fact, scientists link physical education to cardiovascular health. Denying kids in schools this time is suppressing a crucial aspect that can affect their life in the long run.

Tutors and professionals in management of kindergarten and schools in general should understand the role of PE. Here are some of the top goals that should be considered in PE planning:

Body management skills

There is more to PE than enhancing movement and flexibility. Children need to learn the relationship between nutrition, health, and exercise. Everything in life should be done with balance; a coordination of these three aspects is a crucial lesson in life. It should not be assumed to be too early to teach the kids; it builds up on their future. Sedentary adulthood and lack of self-confidence as well as generic illnesses is attributed to negligence of physical education in kindergarten. This should be noted with great concern.


Recent reports indicate that one out of three children in the United States is overweight. The only way to encourage exercise is through proper PE planning. Fun should be prioritized in the sessions. Kids should find PE sessions interesting thus long for it and make it a daily routine.

Cooperation and teamwork Grouping kids and identifying them as one builds the two social skills, which is crucial in harnessing active involvement in community programs when they grow up. Also, social skills build self-confidence hence motivation and improve academic performance.