Fun Club: A Physical Activity Program for Elementary Schools
Author: Nye, Susan B.
Source: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1 January 2008, vol. 79, no. 1, pp. 1-58(58)
Abstract:Elementary schools have continued to reduce physical education instruction and recess time to bolster classroom instructional time. Many school personnel seem to believe that an increase in time for physical activity or physical education instruction would be counterproductive to students' academic performance. However, due to the rise in childhood obesity rates, which have more than tripled for children ages 6-11 in the past three decades, it has become apparent that more time needs to be allocated for students to engage in physical activity. The implementation of a Fun Club program, a before-school physical activity program facilitated by a classroom teacher, is just one way to provide additional opportunities for children to become physically active.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2008