Kids need plenty of active play to develop gross motor skills in their early years. We put together a list of activities for kids at every age to help with their physical literacy.
The ABCs of physical literacy refer to four basic capacities that are essential to developing fundamental movement skills.
Grandparents who babysit or take care of their grandkids have a great opportunity to play together and boost physical literacy.
Like all fundamental movement skills, catching isn’t a skill that just “happens” on its own. It needs to be learned and developed.
Girls often face special challenges in realizing the benefits of sport and activity. Here’s how we can help our daughters.
As kids fall into sedentary behaviors and engage less in active play, they lose much of the strength and stamina needed to be active.
If your daughter plays sports, it’s important to know about two potential health concerns: the risk of ACL injuries and Female Athlete Triad.
Kids go through the stages of growth and development at different times, which can result in very different sports performance.
Here’s a summary of the main points in Canada’s Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport.
Here’s some advice for parents who have questions and concerns about their kids’ running, from their form to their enjoyment.
By playing multiple sports, the idea is that kids will experience fewer overuse injuries, less burnout, and less dropout from activity.
When kids go through these sensitive development periods, actively stimulating certain potential capacities produces quick improvement.
In this Q&A, we take questions from and offer advice to parents who are concerned about their kids struggling in sports.
It’s never too late to improve our children’s movement skills. Check out these tips for how to keep them active.
These indoor winter activities provide easy options for kids to have fun and stay active on especially cold days.
In discussions of physical literacy, you’ll often hear talk of “fundamental movement skills.” What exactly are they?
Steve Morris offers advice and insights to parents as they navigate the world of youth sports.
Preliminary findings reveal youth-perceived barriers to physical activity and sport—useful information for parents, coaches, and educators.
When kids have learned to love physical activity, it means that they’ve developed their own internal, intrinsic motivation to move.
A new podcast from Harvard University is taking a deep dive into the brain science of early childhood.
If you’re struggling to cope with stress or anxiety brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find meditation can help calm your mind and emotions.
Editor’s note: This article was updated on November 21, 2021. Here are a few simple games with sock balls that kids can play indoors with limited space and “equipment”—including single-player games kids can enjoy even when a parent or sibling isn’t able to join them. Start by raiding your sock drawer: each of the following … Continued
One key indicator is showing confidence while attempting new activities
Some schools and early childhood centres are using movement-based instruction to help kids learn better while promoting their development.