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Active for Life

JULY 2017

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Outdoor temps are rising, barbeques are firing up, and inflatable pools and sprinklers are cooling kids down. Time to exhale and have fun with these activities, ideas, and tips.

Top stories

Get kids moving more than just their fingers with this spinner activity

These new toys have taken the country by storm and even adults are getting into them. Now there is a way to use them to get the whole family excited about moving. Check out this fun fidget spinner activity for kids and kids at heart.

The Friday Parents Club and other substitutes for summer camp

This creative approach to keeping kids happy and engaged is a win for busy parents who don’t have their children signed up for camp all summer.

The North American Indigenous Games are this month

For some great sporting events, culture, and inspiring role models, check out the North American Indigenous Games. You’ll be able to experience cultural programming and watch Indigenous youth compete in 14 different sports.

Tips for keeping kids happy and active on long car rides

Road trips will go from frustrating to fun with this expert advice from veteran parents. Tips on everything from when to leave to where to stop and what to bring will make the whole family look forward to packing up the car this summer.

New screen time guidelines have been released

Does your family have healthy screen time habits? Check out the Canadian Paediatric Society’s (CPS) new guidelines and the suggested management strategies to find out if they might work for you.

Role model spotlight

Deb Lowther

Deb Lowther is a one woman tour-de-force. She’s a mom of three teenagers, about to turn 50, and is always trying new sports and activities. Get to know Deb and help us welcome her to the #AfLfamily.

Featured activity

Hula hoop

Hula time! Kids will have hours of fun playing, laughing, and developing skills using this perennial favourite toy. Check out 7 fun activities to do with a hula hoop and make your own with this DIY hula hoop.

Link of the month

Attendees of the “For the Love of the Game” conference this August will get to hear incredible speakers including Active for Life managing director, Richard Monette, talk about how leaders can use goal setting to help athletes at all levels, from beginners to Olympians, achieve results. Register today.
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