Schools and Physical Activity

The author of a recent Chicago Tribune Article brings up some pertinent concerns about modern schooling. Namely the issue around inactivity for kids who are bursting with energy. Jennifer L.W. Fink is a freelance writer and creator of BuildingBoys.net. She sees schools as limiting in certain rigid restrictions. As the mother of a son who she deems Little House on the Prarire material, an active child willing to help and get firewood, she feels schools break boys spirits’ by limiting their natural inclination to be active. This is a valid concern and is similar to conversations about school start and end times based on kids natural biorhythms and optimal sleep times. Read more on Jennifer’s concerns here.

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