Active for Life podcast: How to support your child athlete

Kids develop physical literacy in a lot of different ways, and one way is through organized sports. However, sports don’t always provide the positive experience that we might hope for our children—and sometimes, it’s the adults who are the problem. In this podcast, Active for Life editor-in-chief Richard Monette chats with John O’Sullivan, founder of … Continued

A look at Norway’s youth sport model

At first, the concept doesn’t seem groundbreaking: Help kids play and enjoy sports. But, as a recent New York Times op-ed points out, Norway’s approach to youth and sport is different because it really puts children, and their priorities, at its centre. In the article, Tom Farrey explores how the country places value on kids’ … Continued

How integrating outdoor play into the school day benefits children

Outdoor programming in our pre-kindergarten classrooms At Edmonton Catholic Schools, physical literacy and outdoor programming are a priority for our 100 Voices children. Physical literacy encompasses physical, cognitive, social, and emotional wellness. At our Genesis School, this is fostered in a unique way since our classrooms are in alternative spaces in partnership with the City … Continued

Celebrate Bike to School Week with these tips

Did you know that Bike to School Week is happening in communities across Canada from May 27 to 31 this year? Celebrate by encouraging your child or student to ride to school this week and beyond. When done safely, cycling to and from school leads to children who are healthy, happy, and ready to study from fresh air … Continued

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