A growing number of teachers are now starting to look for ways to encourage kids to move more during class time, including taking their classes outdoors.
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Healthy play as a child is crucial to adult development and engagement
Educators will learn how to conduct fitness and lifestyle assessments
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This article is the second in a series of three published in the Globe and Mail looking at children’s fitness and education. It poses the question “Are physically active kids better learners?” and discusses the state of physical education within the school system. It also describes how Canadian schools are just beginning to track the … Continued