With many schools remaining virtual this fall, there is a need for more physical education at home. Madison’s local CBS affiliate, WISC-TV/Ch. 3, highlighted one valuable resource for parents who are looking for ways to keep their children active, developed by UW–Madison’s Cindy Kuhrasch.
Kuhrasch is the head of the Physical Education Teacher Education program in the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Kuhrasch is posting videos on social media showing physical activities that are safe for kids, the article explains. Not only that, but the activities are designed to help children develop their social and emotional skills.
“We’re using movement as a means to educate,” Kuhrasch tells WISC. “We can use movement as a medium to teach a lot of really good things, including social and emotional skills which are very much needed right now.”
All of the activities are designed to to be easy to do at home, with one or maybe two people, and using little to no equipment. “Movement is easy with a little imagination,” said Kuhrasch.