From games and activities to good ol’ scavenger hunts, here are over 100 of our best outdoor play ideas for your kids.
To understand the movement mechanics of fundamental movement skills (FMS), it is helpful to see them performed. The links below take you to excellent short videos at KIDDO that show children performing each skill at different stages of development. As you watch these videos, remember that skill learning depends on the child’s physical readiness. Children … Continued
In contrast to typical metal or plastic play structures, natural playgrounds are designed to take advantage of landscaping and organic materials.
CBRM Recreation, in partnership with FrameWork Cycle & Fitness, is currently offering a Try A Fat Bike program in various communities within the CBRM. Why fat tire bike? Why try a fat tire bike? Fat bikes are durable, versatile, comfortable, and can go places you’ve never cycled before. Make no mistake, although these bikes handle … Continued
We’ve all heard the saying—there’s no bad weather, only poor clothing. Here are some tips for dressing appropriately for outdoor play.
For many children in early-years programs, learning happens at play centres, themed play areas with a specific focus.
Here are some ways to get moving together as a family in the New Year.
StoryWalk combines storytelling and physical activity by placing laminated pages from picture books in public places.
Caleigh MacPherson, a soccer player for the Cape Breton University (CBU) Capers, fell in love with the sport from a very young age. She was just four years old when she first started playing soccer, but she said the fact that she spent time spent playing other sports too is what helped her become the high-performing athlete … Continued
Have you heard of disc golf? If you’re looking for a fun way to stay active and get outdoors this fall, then why not give it a try? Disc golf is an intergenerational sport where participants try to throw special flying discs or Frisbees into an above-ground target. The sport is based on the rules of golf, but instead of … Continued
In partnership with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation Department, the Shred Sirens is an all-female skateboarding group that runs out of Youth Centre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The group grew out of an existing beginner skateboard program run by the CBRM Recreation Department. It takes place year-round: in the summer month, at municipal skateboard parks across the community and in the … Continued
Meet Jenn Carson. She’s a mom, an active community member, an author, a yogi, and the Library Director of LP Fisher Public Library, in Woodstock, New Brunswick. And she’s turning libraries on their head. Or at least the people using her library. Jenn, also known as the “Yoga Librarian,” is on a mission to change … Continued
Editor’s note: This article was updated on December 8, 2022 Run, jump, swing, glide. When it comes to physical literacy, these essential skills open up a lifetime of fun and activities. And to make the most of an active lifestyle, it’s important to become proficient in these movement skills in every season, in all sorts … Continued
Multisport programs are spreading across Canada
Last year, Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Recreation launched a year-long, 52 Hike Challenge. The challenge encouraged participants to do one hike, every week, for one whole year. Some who complete the challenge do so in a little as 52 days; that is the beauty of the self-guided challenge. Registered participants would receive a journal to … Continued
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The childcare centre your child(ren) attends has chosen to be part of a study that will explore the benefits for young children of quality physical literacy programming in childcare centres. What are physical activity and physical literacy? Physical activity is movement that increases heart rate, breathing, and causes a light sweat. Physical literacy is the … Continued
Multi-sport helps kids develop multiple skills
Let kids play is simple but powerful advice
AfL Pro gets sent out twice a year
Pickleball is an active game that people of all ages can play
Kids need all kinds of play nutrition at the playground
Even if it’s not easy to do some things with your kids, like dance every morning, you should still do those things. Because you may not realize the true value of those activities for years.