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As a mom, I’ve tried to nurture my children’s love of movement and physical activity. Here are my best tips for parents.
The past year has been tough. National Health and Fitness Day is one opportunity to celebrate physical activity and move to feel good!
By building short, fun bursts of physical activity into your daily routine, you’ll find you and your kids are more active.
Encouraging your kids to move helps them develop their love of being active. Here’s your guide to age-appropriate activities for your child.
Given the need for physical distancing, it can feel challenging to get kids active at school, but it’s not impossible! Try these activity ideas.
As an elementary teacher, here are three ways I see physical education, extracurricular activities, and outdoor play have a positive impact on my students.
Preliminary findings reveal youth-perceived barriers to physical activity and sport—useful information for parents, coaches, and educators.
Growing up, my son just wasn’t into in sports. I’ve since learned that sports are just one way to be active—and that physical activity should be enjoyable.
When kids have learned to love physical activity, it means that they’ve developed their own internal, intrinsic motivation to move.
According to early childhood education expert Dawne Clark, the key is to create an enriching home environment that invites physically active play.
Here’s how I’m keeping my four-year-old daughter active during this unprecedented time.
Few kids today meet the recommended guidelines for daily physical activity. Here’s what we can do about it.
As we move towards a new year, here are our 10 most popular articles of 2019 (plus five of our personal favourites).
Casual sport and neighbourhood play are important. But as our urban centres grow, competition for our public spaces increases as well.
Most people think of libraries as places for quiet contemplation. But it turns out libraries today are not just places where people can go to read and check out books—they’re increasingly becoming community hubs where families can access a wide variety of activities and resources to be physically and mentally active. In this month’s podcast, Active … Continued
The Ability Toolkit: A Resource for Parents of Children and Youth with a Disability is an information booklet intended to aid parents in helping children of all abilities to meet the physical activity recommendations of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines. The toolkit explains the guidelines, provides advice for modifying physical activities to make them more … 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
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
Research indicates that gross motor skills are a major predictor of a child’s school readiness. In essence they reflect “brain skills,” yet many parents and caregivers overlook their importance. When infants and toddlers move their arms, legs, and other large body parts with large muscle groups, they are developing their gross motor skills. However, studies … Continued
Becoming a father is a life-changing event. Our children look up to us and part of our responsibility is to keep them safe and healthy. Almost four years ago, my wife gave me the best gift possible: a baby girl. Since then, it’s become my mission to raise a gutsy and brave girl. As a … 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