Check out our app, KidActive

June 25, 2013 6 Comments »
Check out our app, KidActive

You want your kids to become physically literate, but maybe you’re not sure how to go about it. Well, it starts by being exposed to and practicing fundamental movement skills.

And the best part is your kids can develop these skills and have fun at the same time.

KidActive is our app that will help you guide your kids to physical literacy. It was built for your mobile phone or tablet but you can also use it on any computer.

It includes 50+ fun, quick and easy activities that your kids can do. Each was designed by physical literacy experts to develop fundamental movement skills.

  • Bathtub swimmer, for example, develops leg coordination, strength, and gross motor control in the lower body.
  • Kick side foot develops leg coordination, strength, and fine motor control in the lower body.
  • Skip to my Lou develops dynamic balance, coordination, and rhythm.
  • Toddler bubble catch develops hand-eye coordination, gross motor control, and the ability to track moving objects.
  • Twist and shout develops coordination and balance as kids shift their weight from one foot to another.

We’ve grouped the activities into three categories (mobility, arms, and legs) to ensure your kids are balanced in their development.

The activities have also been listed by the amount of time they take, so if you’ve only got 10 minutes in the school yard before the morning bell, you can easily find an activity that can be completed in that time.

KidActive is practical, simple, and ready for you to use. Use it at home, in your school, at your community centre, at the playground, or anywhere else you and your kids have a bit of space, a bit of time, and the desire to get active.

Give KidActive a try and let us know what you think. If you’ve got suggestions for other features, other activities, or general feedback about KidActive, leave them in the comments below. We’ll be regularly updating the app to make it better for you.

Launch the KidActive app

Screenshots from the KidActive app

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6 Comments

  1. Kathleen November 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Can this just be used on my computer? I have a very old model of cell so I can not load apps.

    • Blaine Kyllo
      Blaine Kyllo November 7, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Yes, Kathleen, KidActive works in any web browser.

  2. Kyloraysmom September 23, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    So it’s not an actual app. It’s a website.

    • Blaine Kyllo
      Blaine Kyllo September 25, 2013 at 9:58 am - Reply

      It’s a database that is designed to work with all types of browsers, yes. We wanted to make sure that as many people as possible could use the tool, no matter what mobile device or platform they have access to.

  3. shira June 25, 2013 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Question – is this an app for phones? bc although I was able to open it on my FB I cant find the iphone app

    • Blaine Kyllo
      Blaine Kyllo June 25, 2013 at 11:22 am - Reply

      Hi, Shira. Yes, KidActive works on all mobile devices. Open your browser on your mobile device and visit the URL: http://kidactive.activeforlife.com/. If you’re using an iPhone you can add it to your home screen, too.

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