December is the perfect time to reflect on the year that’s just happened, and maybe gather some insights you can take into the year just ahead. The five articles that got the most traffic to our website create an interesting picture about what was important to you, our readers, in 2015.
The ideas that resonated with you had to do with creativity, respect, questioning the status quo, and most of all, fun.
The top 5 articles of 2015
In this heartfelt letter, Jaime Neefs talks to parents from her perspective as a referee. It’s a window into a role we may not always give enough thought or attention to unless we’re disagreeing with their calls. Help your child treat referees with the gratitude and respect they deserve; a great resolution for next season.
A fun project for a weekend, a rainy day, or a birthday party, these adorable ninja beanbag balls will get kids making a colourful craft and practicing their throwing and catching skills at the same time.
This innovative program gets kids moving during their school day by turning the every day task of walking through the hallways into an opportunity to hop, skip, and jump (while practicing math at the same time).
This video, that resonated with so many of you, shines a light on what happens to kids when they specialize in sports too early instead of having the chance to just play.
The top story of 2015, a guest post by John O’Sullivan, provides a more in-depth discussion on the topic of early sport specialization and the importance of giving kids the opportunity to try lots of sports and activities when they are young. Specialization was a hot issue this year. Where do you stand?