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Crocs. While these shoes may feel wonderful on your foot and quite comfortable when walking, they do not support the foot well during movement. In PE classes, children move forwards, backwards and laterally. They jump, leap, hop, run, gallop and skip.
Many physical education teachers do teambuilding and cooperative games or activities in their PE classes as ways to not only get kids moving, but help them learn ways to interact in a positive way with each other. Talk with your child’s PE teacher concerning teambuilding activities that they may incorporate into their teaching.
I commend your interest in promoting a healthy lifestyle for your son. Bicycling is one of the five best cardiovascular activities that you can do for your body. Since your son is not enjoying this activity, let’s work to find him something that he will enjoy and we’ll come back to bicycling a later date.