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APRIL 2018

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From dancing to glow in the dark hopscotch, April’s articles and activities will inspire loads of springtime family fun.  

Top stories

13 fun games to play outside after the sun goes down

Just because the street lights are on doesn’t mean kids need to come inside! If you’re looking for some after-dark activities to do as a family, grab your flashlights and glow sticks and search no further than this list of games that have been adapted for nighttime.

Two soccer moms’ sweet sideline solution

Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach have come up with a brilliant way to keep themselves, and other parents, quiet on the sidelines at their daughter’s soccer games. We expect this sweet idea to catch on.

5 Tips to engage children with autism in active play

Everyone benefits from being active but there can be unique challenges for parents of kids with autism. These 5 tips range from what parents can do at home to how to help recreation professionals adapt existing programs.

Science says: playing different sports and activities is best

The idea is spreading amongst parents and coaches: multi-sport (or sport sampling) is the best way for kids to develop their athletic ability and physical literacy. This recent study conducted at the University of Connecticut is more scientific evidence that kids who engage in many sports early are much better off as athletes in the long term.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dance their way onto Ellen

In case you missed it, fan dreams came true on March 20 when AfL Role Models, Tessa and Scott, sat down with Ellen Degeneres to talk future Olympic plans, their 20 years skating together, and whether or not they are a couple in real life.

Featured activity

Time to go plogging

Spring is here! Time to lace up those those running shoes and … grab a garbage bag? That’s right. “Plogging” is the latest physical activity trend that is also good for the earth. 


Link of the month

Canada’s National Ballet School has a great initiative designed to get everyone across Canada dancing! No dance experience required. All ages and abilities welcome! Learn the choreography and register to participate in an event happening in your community this June, or if there isn’t one, host your own!

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