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Active for Life

SEPTEMBER 2018

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A new school year is here and it’s time to look forward to all the opportunities it brings. We’ve got you covered with great activities, tips, and ideas for a fresh start and a happy and healthy fall.

Top stories

Canadian elite athletes promote physical literacy for kids

What’s physical literacy all about? We asked some of our most physically literate friends like Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Erik Guay, and more to help us explain why it’s so important for kids. Watch the video.

Decluttering clears the way for more movement

When faced with open space (even small ones), kids will move. Think of the toddlers who start running when they see their first playground. So putting decluttering on your to-do list this fall is a win-win. You get a clean house and kids get more floor space to dance, jump, cartwheel, and run.

Share these social media graphics to show your support for athlete safety

We know many of you share our commitment to advocating to keep kids and athletes safe from abuse in all levels of Canadian sport. Please keep this important topic top of mind by sharing these graphics to show your support.

Kids always seem to have fond memories of the experiences you thought were a disaster

Have you ever tried to do something fun with your kids that ended up feeling like it completely backfired? Our managing editor, Blaine, got a pleasant surprise recently when his kids got nostalgic for a morning activity that he had thought was a complete fail.

How to keep kids active during the school year

Worried about how you’ll keep your kids active enough once school is back? These 7 simple suggestions will help them move before, during, and after school as well as on the weekends without breaking the bank, overscheduling, or non-stop driving to and from programs.

Featured activity

Lesson plans for 3-12 year olds

Pass on these ready-made lesson plans to the educators, caregivers, camp leaders, and after-school program leaders to make it easier for them to deliver physical literacy instruction to your child and their friends.

Link of the month

Proper Handwashing Techniques and Hygiene Tips: Guide for Teachers and Parents

This excellent resource from Duquesne University’s School of Nursing provides everything parents and teachers need to help kids learn why handwashing is important, how to do it properly, and how to make it fun.
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