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OCTOBER 2018

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Changing colours, falling leaves, giving thanks, and picking out pumpkins means we’ve officially turned the corner into a new season. Bundle up baby for a walk, play in the schoolyard after the bell, roll out the bikes for a family ride, and make the most of this beautiful time of year.

Top stories

Celebrating all you parents who make sport happen for your kids

If you have kids that play sports, this week is all about you and the important role you play in creating a positive sport experience for your child. Pat yourself on the back and take a moment to celebrate all you do!

Are your kids getting their DPA (Daily Physical Activity) at school?

These three little letters have a big impact. If you aren’t familiar with the acronym, find out what your school’s policy is when it comes “Daily Physical Activity”.

Tips for sport and play from Canadian soccer star Amy Walsh

Meet our newest Role Model, Amy Walsh, and get inspired by the former elite athlete, yoga teacher, and mom of three. This month, Amy shares her top tips for raising an active family.

How Australia is successfully bringing risk back to recess

Schools in Australia have made some big and potentially controversial changes when it comes to embracing risky play at recess. Yet, their positive results indicate that North American schools may want to follow suit.

A prescription for play: Making playtime a medical necessity

Doctors have started writing prescriptions for playtime. Find out why doctors are giving parents permission to do less running from activity to activity and instead let their kids run around in the park.

Featured activity

Introducing pickleball: a fun game the whole family can play

Have you tried pickleball? This is a game played by young, old, and everyone in between. In fact, the slogan of Pickleball Canada is, “A Game for All.” Give it a try and tell us what you think!

Link of the month

Take Me Outside Day is on Wednesday, October 24th

Take Me Outside Day is an invitation to schools to extend the classroom beyond the four walls and engage with school grounds and natural areas for at least an hour on October 24.
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