ActivePlay.ca is a new website with ideas and resources for early years educators who want to ensure the children in their care get the play opportunities they need.
A Cayuga mother reflects on how she raised her children to love being active, and how she’s watching her grandkids be raised the same way.
As an elementary teacher, here are three ways I see physical education, extracurricular activities, and outdoor play have a positive impact on my students.
I don’t remember why or where we got the barrel, but for my kids, it’s been the best play prompt. It encourages their creativity and movement.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been thrust into extremely difficult and unprecedented days. It’s important to be kind to yourself.
According to the Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines, babies and toddlers should not be restrained in strollers or seats for more than an hour at a time.
For many children in early-years programs, learning happens at play centres, themed play areas with a specific focus.
November 20 marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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.
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
With some creativity, trampolines can be used for a lot more than just jumping. Children love to leap, but when you add a variety of activities to the usual jump routine, kids will bounce their way to even more fun. Safety should always come first, so before your child gets hopping, keep these safety tips … Continued
Children today don’t get enough active play time. And that’s a health issue because it’s during active free play that children fill up on their daily requirement of daily physical activity. The problem is not that children have stopped playing, but that the nature of the games they play has changed. In this digital era … Continued
This printable is a great way to add some fun and movement to your Advent!
Help your children learn to love moving their bodies
This holiday season, there are plenty of outdoor and indoor activities families can enjoy together
It’s important to balance screen time with outdoor activities
Never forget what’s important to your children
Children are losing physical and social competencies
Stay in the moment and trust your children to take a chance
Spend time with your kids enjoying spontaneous free play
To ensure health and fitness, your child’s playtime should include exercise and physical activity
The 2012 report card from Active Healthy Kids Canada assigns an “F” to physical activity levels