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Jennifer Hedger is Active for Life

Jennifer Hedger is Active for Life
March 31, 2012 No Comments »

Meet Jennifer Hedger’s newest project – Jaeger; as she discusses how helping him develop fundamental movement skills and providing him with a positive sport environment are his right Read More »

Steve Nash: the skateboarding basketball superstar

Steve Nash: the skateboarding basketball superstar
March 30, 2012 1 Comment »

Steve Nash is a superstar in the NBA and a successful entrepreneur, but he’s also pretty good on a skateboard and with a soccer ball. Steve is living proof of what children can become when they develop physical literacy. He shows ... Read More »

Tightrope walking

Tightrope walking
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

Here is another great indoor or outdoor activity to get your preschool child developing important movement skills: walking a tightrope. Find a thin piece of rope or a long piece of ribbon. Stretch the rope or ribbon out on the ... Read More »

Justin Bieber: The physically literate superstar

Justin Bieber: The physically literate superstar
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

Canadian teen superstar Justin Bieber is known for hit songs like “Baby” and his concert film Never Say Never. On stage, he’s a great dancer and commands attention with his physical charisma. But growing up, Justin didn’t just spend all his ... Read More »

Jeff Mallett: Yahoo! cofounder talks about the value of sport

Jeff Mallett: Yahoo! cofounder talks about the value of sport
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

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move more, live longer

move more, live longer
March 30, 2012 4 Comments »

As parents, we’ve heard the expert’s opinion that because of poor life habits, today’s children may not live as long as their parents. This hasn’t been the case since medieval times. Last June, we launched the Active for Life campaign ... Read More »

5 things you should do, 6 you shouldn’t

5 things you should do, 6 you shouldn’t
March 30, 2012 1 Comment »

We recently featured a study that identified the 5 top reasons kids play sport. As you might have guessed, “because it’s FUN” is at the top of the list while “doing something I am good at” is a close second. We’ve ... Read More »

Underhand catching

Underhand catching
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

Generally, children are ready to learn how to catch a light ball when they are three to four years old. By age five, you should definitely be playing catch with them. This activity teaches basic underhand catching skills using a ... Read More »

How do you become an “overnight” sports superstar?

How do you become an “overnight” sports superstar?
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

He may not look like a typical professional basketball player, but Jeremy Lin is living up to “Linsanity,” the phrase he’s inspired with his recent stellar play in the NBA. The National Post’s Bruce Arthur captured the phenomenon that is Lin: “But right ... Read More »