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The kids are back to school and it’s just as important as ever to keep up activity levels each day before and after classes, and to plan active outdoor time on weekends. Check out these suggestions for some fun family bike rides this fall before you bring the skis and sleds out. 1. Invite the … Continued
Teaching a child to ride a bike must be one of the toughest activities. It certainly has been in our house. “Parent fail” reverberates in my head when my daughter tearfully says she doesn’t want to ride her bike. We started with a pedal-less strider bike, which was great for her to learn to balance … Continued
Across Canada, parks are adding BMX tracks and pump tracks to appeal to older and more adventurous kids. But these features aren’t only fun for big kids. Even children as young as three years old can develop the fundamental movement skills they need to master a balance bike on the track, with a little help … Continued
If you’re anything like us, you want your family to live an active lifestyle. Maybe you have a workout routine at the gym, register your kids in a few sports, or take advantage of the summer by biking, swimming, River Surfing, and hiking. But when it’s vacation time, it’s all too easy for healthy habits … Continued
Editor’s note: This post was updated on April 17, 2020. There are an estimated 2 billion bicycles in the world. In fact, after walking, biking is the second most popular form of active transportation. And for good reasons. With the new technology in bikes, you can two-wheel yourself over almost any terrain and in all … Continued
Tips to help little legs have fun in the saddle
This Paralympic swimmer has won 20 medals for Canada
This mom is an aficionado of all things outdoors
We visit Pinestone Resort, Bonnie View Inn, and Sir Sam’s
So, you’re ready to make some changes and focus on making sure your kids are active and learning skills. That’s amazing. Helping your child learn to love moving is a gift that lasts a lifetime. But change can be hard, especially when you’re changing deeply ingrained habits. So pick one of the lifestyle changes that feels most … Continued
On the S’Cool Bus, kids get some good physical activity before classes begin
Make sure that the emphasis is on having fun
Riding in the snow helps them gain independence, confidence, and even status
Walking or biking to school can help kids concentrate better
Riding to school is energizing and empowering for kids
Jennifer Heil offers support for Active For Life.