Providing a physical education component while home schooling is an important part of the education of your child and it is actually one of the major challenges faced by parents that choose to use a homeschooling program to educate their kids. The good news is that it is rather simple to include a good P.E. curriculum to your home school schedule and it can also be done without having to use or consult any help from outside the home.
It's important to remember that the stress of most people's and student's daily lives often leave them feeling tired with little energy, which is why taking a bike ride or a nature walk, or even teaching your child how to play a sport can be so helpful. So even if you hated gym class as a kid, or even loved it, physical education and exercise is really something that should not be overlooked. Because after all, a sharp mind and healthy body will make it easier for your child to do well academically anyway.
Furthermore, physical education deals with more than just learning how to play certain sports; it should encompass a well planned instructional program that is aimed specifically at helping your student or child meet and achieve a series of pre-defined objectives. Thus, home school physical education, which should be a necessary component of your child's overall curriculum, needs to go beyond simply teaching him or her how to play a sport; it needs to teach overall fitness and self responsibility, along with the enjoyment of engaging in physical activities.