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OCTOBER 2017

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October is about taking time to enjoy a slower pace, connect with family and friends, express gratitude, and have fun. Get the most out of what autumn has to offer with these articles, tips, and activities.

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Celebrating all you parents who make sport happen for your kids

This week we are celebrating Parents in Sport Week! Whether it’s driving kids to practices and games, preparing team snacks, organizing events, or providing a listening and supportive ear, you play an essential role in supporting your children in sport and activity.

Help promote Parents in Sport Week with these resources

We need your help to promote Parents in Sport Week and we’ve got everything you need. From articles and research to share, to social media tweets and posts, to compelling graphics and images, it’s simple to spread the word.

Early morning activity boosts learning for students at Ridley College

Find out what happened when one school shifted their schedule to encourage all their students to get moving before school starts. Also: 5 ways your child can get the same advantage even if their school hasn’t adopted this very wise practice.

Hockey parents can get ready for the season with this conditioning camp

Having a supportive and positive parent is key to your child enjoying their sport. If you have a child who plays hockey, now is the time to review these 3 fundamentals for mom and dad.

10 fun autumn activities for kids

There’s no shortage of ways to be active this season and these 10 all-time favourites will get kids moving using fall staples like pumpkins, leaves, and even apples from the orchard.

Role model spotlight

Joan Chand’oiseau

Joan Chand’oiseau is a mom busy guiding her family of five through life with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She uses physical activity as a key component in managing their health and wellness. Get to know Joan and help us welcome her to the #AfLfamily.

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4 active games to make Halloween spook-tacular for preschoolers

The countdown is on! Score points with the preschool set by hosting a Halloween party that is sure to please with these fun and spooky games.

Link of the month

Tomorrow, October 4, 2017, is International Walk to School Day. In fact, the whole month of October is International Walk to School Month. Walking to school is a healthy habit and a great way to sneak in physical activity tomorrow and every day!
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