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MAY 2018

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This month, as always, you'll find lots of tips for how to help your kids develop skills, play, and most importantly, have fun. And because we care about you, too, there's an article just for parents who have been putting themselves at the bottom of the list. Just in time for Mother's Day!

Top stories

Teach kids how to throw correctly

Kids aren’t born knowing how to throw, and many parents don’t feel like they know the proper way to teach the skill. This step-by-step guide will give you the tools you need to get your child throwing with confidence!

May is Mental Health Awareness month

Everyone’s mental health benefits from spending time outside, but for children, the results are remarkable. Find out why going outside is crucial for our children.

How to fit self-care into your day, even when short on time

With time at a premium and a lineup of people who need our attention, taking care of ourselves can be tricky. This list of innovative self-care tips is organized by how much time you do have: 1 minute, 5 to 10 minutes, or an hour or more. Make some time for yourself today!

How to help your child master movement skills in the air

Can your child hop, jump, and leap? These seemingly simple skills translate to some really fun sports and activities like athletics, gymnastics, diving, figure skating, and more. Celebrate warmer weather with some fun airborne activities.

Multi-sport initiative brings together Canada’s top national sport organizations

What happens when Canada’s four largest national sport organizations collaborate to promote multi-sport? You get an empowering 30-second video starring four of Canada’s elite athletes: Miah-Marie Langlois, Nik Ledgerwood, Marie-Philip Poulin, and Mike Soroka. There’s also a microsite explaining why the multi-sport approach is so important for kids.

Featured activity

Give orienteering a try

Make orienteering your next family activity! If you’re new to orienteering, get the scoop on the what, why, when, and how of this very fun and active pastime.


Link of the month

Nine-year-old Sky Brown loves to skateboard and surf. Her motto is “Be brave, be strong, have fun, and do it ‘cause you love it.” It’s a joy to watch this little girl with big skills, and an even bigger heart, do what she loves!
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