Participating in sports is just one way kids can grow up active and healthy. If your child isn’t into sports, try these alternative ideas.
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
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Physical activity as a powerful and positive social outlet Sheppard, a lacrosse player, decides to start up a team to provide his students with physical activity and a positive social outlet. It takes some convincing—“I don’t like to run,” one boy tells Sheppard—but the Kugluktuk Grizzlies are born. At practices, Sheppard shows them how to … 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
This list offers plenty of fun and simple ideas that will help your young ones get active and develop skills in a variety of ways.
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Multisport mission We want to help kids reach their potential through sport! CBRM Multisport is a collaborative project between community sport organizations, CBRM Recreation Department, and Cape Breton University (CBU), with the support of numerous community sport stakeholders. The program vision is simple, to provide children the opportunity to grow through sport by developing physical … 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
12 days of active fun for kids, parents, and caregivers Are you ready to have fun developing movement skills with your child? Active for Life has created a set of games and activities for you to play together. Simply select your child’s age range below to get started. Get started by choosing the proper age … Continued
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