The HopTM Family Resource encourages physical movement, verbal activities, early literacy, and healthy eating. The resource helps children (3–5 years) learn through active play. It offers 40 activities that address physical activity, literacy, and healthy eating, as well as a number of interactive “Let’s make” exercises to further enhance development.
Each activity outlines how it benefits the child. The directions include necessary equipment, location, safety tips, and notes on additional resources – all in an easy-to-follow format.
The physical activity section promotes active, vigorous play that enhances movement skills, supports learning and social development, and allows for creativity and self-expression. The literacy section supports activity with communication to enhance vocabulary, counting, and other creative endeavours. The healthy eating section introduces the child to a range of healthy food and food-related activities.
LEAP BCTM was created by 2010 Legacies Now, with support from the Province of B.C., to help foster healthy child development.