Since Active for Life launched in June 2012, we’ve published a lot of articles. The following 10 posts have been the most popular among our readers. Have a look and see if you missed any of these the first time around.

This is Daniel Cook and Emily Yeung, grown up and giving advice to the next generation

Treehouse’s new series, This is Scarlett and Isaiah, follows on the success brought by original hosts Daniel Cook and Emily Yeung, two talented and active hosts.

 

boy-girl-beach-ball21 active beach games

Summer mean beach weather, and this great list of playful activities will help keep your kids engaged and having fun, while simultaneously enabling them to develop all sorts of valuable movement skills.

 

PE-chalkboard12 characteristics of quality physical education

A successful physical education program provides the activity levels kids need to boost academic focus, develop social skills, and improve emotional resilience.

 

youth-free-play-silhouetteWhat elite athletes have in common

Coaches, elite athletes, sport scientists, and medical professionals all weigh in on the merits of the multi-sport approach to sport training.

 

boy-in-castStay active in a cast

Even while recovering with a cast, there are many ways for kids to keep active and stay engaged with others, thereby increasing the blood flow that will actually aid in their healing process.

 

Top5ReasonsTop five reasons kids play sports

Study after study comes up with the same result. Kids play sports for the fun of it. And not having fun is one of the major reasons 70 percent of kids quit playing sports by the time they’re 13.

 

potato-and-spoon-race8 little-known games you can play with your kids

Here are eight simple games you might not have thought of that will help your kids develop balance, coordination and concentration … all while having fun at the same time.

 

mother-son-runningTeach kids to sprint correctly

Running and sprinting techniques are fundamental movement skills that kids need to learn in order to participate in a variety of sports and activities.

 

PL-APPLE-model_612Active play experiences help young children develop physical literacy

Physical literacy is fundamentally aligned with active play, and develops through curiosity, exploration, repetition to mastery, and confidence.

 

boy practices soccerSoccer activities to keep your kids learning and loving the game

The more the focus is kept on age-appropriate, fun, skill-developing activities, the more engaged your child will soccer and all sports, and the more they will want to get out and play.