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10 tips for parents: Keeping your feet (cleats or skates) firmly on the ground

10 tips for parents: Keeping your feet (cleats or skates) firmly on the ground
June 18, 2012 No Comments »

Working with others. Group dynamics. Teamwork. Kids learn these valuable skills – which are important on and off the field – when they participate in quality team sport programs. But while kids are meeting friends, learning new sport skills and ... Read More »

English soccer goes kid-friendly

English soccer goes kid-friendly
June 16, 2012 6 Comments »

Recent changes in Canadian youth sports that promote children’s physical literacy are starting to happen in other countries. The motherland of soccer, England, is making sweeping changes to kids’ “football”. The English Football Association (FA, for short) is officially backing ... Read More »

June 15 is Nature Play Day

June 15 is Nature Play Day
June 15, 2012 No Comments »

Here’s another reason to get outside. Friday, June 15 is Nature Play Day in Canada. The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada is encouraging all Canadians to get outdoors to experience the joys of outdoor play. We know the importance of ... Read More »

Physical inactivity cost Canada $6.8 billion a year

Physical inactivity cost Canada $6.8 billion a year
June 11, 2012 No Comments »

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Disney limits junk food advertising

Disney limits junk food advertising
June 11, 2012 No Comments »

Children’s television just got a little healthier. Walt Disney Company will limit junk food advertising on the Disney Channel starting 2015, they announced this past Monday. “We want parents to know that the food products that we license and the ... Read More »

Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?
June 11, 2012 1 Comment »

Toddlers and preschoolers need to learn fundamental movements skills before they’re ready to learn the more complicated skills required in structure activities and sports. The best way to help your children learn fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing ... Read More »

Active for Life’s “Recess” honoured in New York

Active for Life’s “Recess” honoured in New York
June 1, 2012 Comments Off on Active for Life’s “Recess” honoured in New York

“Recess” has been shortlisted for a prestigious award recognizing the best television commercials of the year. The 30-second television spot launched the Active for Life campaign. In the video children share alarming statistics about their lack of exercise and declining ... Read More »

One man inspires 250,000 kids to get active

One man inspires 250,000 kids to get active
June 1, 2012 No Comments »

Pierre Lavoie’s big challenge We hear lots of talk about the dangers of obesity and the need to get kids active. Doctors and research groups warn of a coming health crisis of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer for ... Read More »

The problem with safe playgrounds

The problem with safe playgrounds
June 1, 2012 No Comments »

“The best thing a parent can give a child is the chance at a broken arm…” I can’t remember where I heard that. Or who said it. Although I thought it was harsh at first, I got to love the ... Read More »