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Active for Life

JUNE 2019

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This summer’s forecast: Blue skies, long days, and plenty of play in the sunshine.

How can you and your kids make the most of your summer? For starters, a bit of preparation, a few tricks, and some useful tips can lead to active, happy, and relaxing days.

Read on for more resources and activity ideas.

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Keep kids moving at the cottage or campsite with these activities

Visiting a cottage or going camping over the summer and worry your kids might be glued to their smartphones? Fear not! We have lots of fun ideas to entice your family away from their screens and get them moving in the outdoors.

21 fun and active games for kids to play on the beach

When you hit the beach this summer, try some of these beach games and activities. From frisbee golf to sand hopscotch, there’s endless fun to be had. Each game in our list tells you what (if any) equipment is required and what skills your child will develop from playing.

Our top sun and swim safety tips for active families

Nothing puts a damper on summer fun like a sunburn. Here are some safety tips for helping your children avoid too much sun exposure, while still enjoying an active and enjoyable summer outdoors. Access sun safety tips here.  

On a sticky summer day, there’s nothing better than cooling off at your local pool or beach. But be sure to consider swim safety. Parents and caregivers should always remember to supervise and, depending on children’s ability, stay within arm’s reach. Check out these helpful water safety tips we’ve assembled for parents and caregivers to help keep kids safe. Access swim/water safety tips here.

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Get dads and kids playing together with this printable Father’s Day coupon book

Wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Celebrate him with these coupons. They’ll provide activity inspiration, a foundation for loving memories, and an opportunity for fun movement. Print out the PDF and include it in a Father’s Day card.

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Water safety tips

Water safety is always a serious concern, especially for those of us with young children. On its website, the Government of Canada shares tips for water safety, including guidelines for supervising children, backyard pool safety, and choosing the right life jacket.
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