child development

At science fairs and soccer games, who benefits when kids compete?

At science fairs and soccer games, who benefits when kids compete?
April 1, 2013 No Comments »

Parents’ egos may thrive from the competition model, but kids thrive simply from gaining experience Read More »

These Calgary kids don’t let winter stop them from biking to school

These Calgary kids don’t let winter stop them from biking to school
March 27, 2013 No Comments »

Riding in the snow helps them gain independence, confidence, and even status Read More »

Why your kids should walk to school

Why your kids should walk to school
March 27, 2013 1 Comment »

Exercise, autonomy and ecological responsibility are just three of the reasons Read More »

How you can help kids – and parents – understand movement skills

How you can help kids – and parents – understand movement skills
March 26, 2013 No Comments »

Jordan Mottl of the Richmond Olympic Oval discusses early physical literacy programs for children Read More »

League standings or not, kids will still learn how to accept loss

League standings or not, kids will still learn how to accept loss
March 19, 2013 1 Comment »

Why you need to teach kids under twelve to love the game, and not worry about league standings Read More »

Study shows exercise before school improves attentiveness in class

Study shows exercise before school improves attentiveness in class
March 14, 2013 1 Comment »

Walking or biking to school can help kids concentrate better Read More »

Your attitude can help or hinder your kids’ enjoyment of sport and activity

Your attitude can help or hinder your kids’ enjoyment of sport and activity
March 7, 2013 No Comments »

Why it's crucial that parents engage in positive reinforcement Read More »

The risky business of being brave

The risky business of being brave
March 4, 2013 3 Comments »

Encouraging children to make their own courageous decisions Read More »

Canada’s first female sportscaster talks about getting kids active

Canada’s first female sportscaster talks about getting kids active
February 14, 2013 3 Comments »

Debbie van Kiekebelt won a gold medal for Canada and was the country's woman athlete of the year Read More »

The true north strong and free?

The true north strong and free?
February 11, 2013 1 Comment »

Parents and educators must insist on the implementation of health and physical education objectives Read More »