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How to use a fortune teller

Do you ever come across those nostalgic online quizzes that ask, “How many toys from the ’90s (or ’80s, ’70s, etc.) can you identify?” Bop It. Skip-It. Magic Mitt. Moon Boots. Each of these toys, whether you owned one or played with your neighbour’s, brings back memories of active backyard fun. Though the chances of … Continued

Documentary examines children’s independent mobility

Highlighting the scale of the decline in children’s mobility, researcher Negin Riazi points to a study conducted in England that showed a staggering drop in the number of children ages seven to eight who walked to school independently, from 80 percent in 1971 to just nine percent in 1990. According to Riazi, this scale of … Continued

Smart cycling: Start it at school!

At first glance, you might think that the Bromont National Cycling Centre (BNCC) is only for elite athletes, but think again. The centre also makes basic cycling skills a priority. The BNCC, located in Bromont, Que., gives adults and children the chance to discover all cycling sports—BMX, mountain biking, cyclocross, road cycling, track cycling, as … Continued