What kids can learn from the Great Outdoors

We are honored to post this for our guest author David Freeman, Executive Director of The Wilderness Classroom.  David’s insights into the impact that outdoor adventure has on youth mirror our own beliefs that free, unstructured time outdoors is critical for...

Why PE is important

With the pressure put on schools these days, it’s no wonder that PE gets less and less attention.  But for those who question the value of PE at all in schools, it’s the EDUCATION component that is so critical for our children. Children learn why it’s important to...

Changes to Illinois PE Curriculum

Changes were recently announced to PE curriculum in Illinois schools that will allow teachers to focus more on fitness and students’ goals. In order to achieve optimum physical activity levels (60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity),...

Healthy Kids Move More

Just last week, the medical journal Pediatrics published the latest in a seemingly endless stream of research which finds that children who participate in daily physical activity experience improved cognitive performance and brain function.  The past year has seen a...