For Black History Month, the Canadian Olympic School Program has released a new collection of Team Canada Athlete Stories.
We may not be able to cheer on Team Canada at the 2020 Olympic Games this year, but there are lots of fun ways to get your kids in the Olympic spirit.
Our resources team has created this new collection of summer group activities and games that support both physical literacy and physical distancing.
Through the summer, Active for Life is publishing free weekly “Day Camp At Home” activity plans for busy families like yours.
If you or your kids are trying to figure out ways to be active each day during this time of isolation, turn to the Recipe for an Active Day for ideas.
Little kids love to dance—especially when Mom, Dad, Grandpa, or Grandma joins in the fun! Try streaming our Epic Family Dance Party Playlist.
When school’s not in session, regular routines often go out the window. Here are some tips for adding structure to your family’s day.
Kids in wheelchairs may be seated, but that doesn’t mean they have to be sitting still. Here are some ideas for fun, active games.
The model helps early childhood educators incorporate activities that will encourage young children to develop physical literacy.
The perks of horseback riding go beyond the physical benefits, such as improving coordination, balance, strength, and cardiovascular fitness.
Here are some ways to get moving together as a family in the New Year.
These skating games will help kids gain balance and coordination while they have a blast on the ice.
Here’s how parents can know when to intervene in their children’s risky play, and how to help facilitate acceptable risk.
The model was developed as a framework to help ECEs understand how to incorporate physical literacy into their playrooms and playgrounds.
The Active for Life fortune teller inspires movement, from balancing on one foot to catching a ball to crab-walking.
From parking lots to playgrounds, children will play anywhere they get the chance. They can’t help it—play is part of kids’ DNA. It’s important for parents to keep kids safe and coach them on how to assess the risks around them. This challenge is made easier by sharing little “hacks” that set age-appropriate limits for children … Continued
The Ability Toolkit: A Resource for Parents of Children and Youth with a Disability is an information booklet intended to aid parents in helping children of all abilities to meet the physical activity recommendations of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines. The toolkit explains the guidelines, provides advice for modifying physical activities to make them more … Continued
This past spring, revelations around the college admissions scandal in the U.S. drew attention to the efforts parents will make to ensure their children do not “fail.” While the elaborate system of bribery and corruption mostly concerned families of above-average means, it still led to broader discussion in the media around parents over-protecting and over-managing … Continued
The summer slide. I’m not talking about the park or water variety. It’s the worry parents and teachers have that kids may lose some of their educational progress while on summer vacation. Will all their knowledge go slip-sliding away? We know that kids learn social skills, teamwork, and physical skills through play. But what if we … Continued
Through its commitment to ensuring an abuse-free workplace and sporting environment, the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) has launched an Investigation Unit to assist federally funded sport organizations in handling complaints and allegations. As part of the pilot project, independent and qualified professionals are available on a voluntary and fee-for-service basis to provide third-party … Continued
Canada is home to more than 1.6 million Indigenous people, including 600 First Nations communities, as well as Inuit and Métis communities. These distinct nations and groups have diverse histories, traditions, and cultures—as well as games and activities. Traditional sports and games can help strengthen an Indigenous child’s sense of culture and tradition while increasing … Continued
As a teacher, do you want to help children develop physical literacy? Would you like an easy shortcut for creating your own lesson plans to do so? Luckily, there’s a range of excellent free resources available at Active for Life. One of the most useful is Active for Life’s (AfL) interactive online Lesson Plan Builder. While AfL’s pre-made … Continued
These five special lesson plans were designed for activity coordinators to use to teach fundamental movement skills. Each lesson plan provides a series of fun games that develop early skills in running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking, hopping, and more. The lessons are carefully laid out and easy to use. Simply print our new lesson plans … Continued
A child needs to learn these basic movement skills early in life