Anyone wanting to know more about the link between movement and learning can check out this book: Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head by Carla Hannaford. Apparently stimulation of the vestibular system (balance and spatial orientation) is key. I know that my challenged learner made huge leaps when we moved from a flat, landlocked city in a climate that wasn't conducive to year-round outdoor activity (not to mention the pollution). I think all the climbing around on the driftwood and hiking all over the beaches and parks on uneven ground here gave her the stimulation she needed, and continues to benefit her.
If nothing else, a walk around the neighborhood can do wonders, and it's cheaper than anything I can think of.
We're blessed around here with beaches, which are not only are excellent places for walking, but are also full of balance beams and jungle gyms (i.e. driftwood and downed trees).
Absolutely! College in general want to see academics, volunteer work, and leadership. But the military also wants to really see proof of some physical fitness. Particularly the Academies, but ROTC as well likes to see sports or other physical fitness documentation. They also LOVE to see Eagle Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, and other group experiences.
I seem to remember that some colleges, the Naval Academy was the one we looked at, want to see being involved in organized sports as a leadership thing.
You will need to demonstrate interest in a college if you want to get admitted and get scholarships. Applying to a college without showing a genuine interest in the school
When homeschoolers take classes outside the home, or use a tutor, the transcript can seem a little complicated. You can make it easily understandable by simply using acronyms for outside classes.