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Active for Life

JULY 2018

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Summer is officially here! Time to run, jump, swim, paddle, kick, throw, and spend hours playing outside. But before you do, please help kids and athletes be safe from abuse by sending an email to the Minister of Sport.

Top stories

How to keep kids active over the summer

Are you worried about how you’ll get your kids off their devices now that school is out? We turned to our Role Models to find out how they tackle the tug of war between summer fun and the call of screens. Check out their helpful tips!

Helping kids to be happy and safe around water

Summertime without water is like a lemonade stand with no lemonade. Some of the best summer memories include splashing in rivers, lakes, and pools. This mom writes about how she’s helped her kids learn to be safe in the water and outlines the other skills they learn during their family swims.

Our top sun safety tips for active families

Sunny days and warm nights makes playing outside a breeze, but the summer sun doesn't come without risks. We've compiled sun safety tips to remember before you step outside this summer.

What kids who are starting kindergarten in September should be doing this summer

Kids and parents will be relieved to hear expert Dawne Clark’s advice for how parents can help their kids be ready for kindergarten in September.  A few hints, it’s active and lot’s of fun!

Teachers, coaches, and rec leaders: we’ve got a new newsletter just for you

If you’re working with children to help them develop movement skills and physical literacy, or if you’re promoting quality sport and physical activity, sign up for our AfL Pro newsletter. Just fill out the form and tick the box for AfL Pro. Twice a year we’ll share articles, resources, and tools to help you.

Featured activity

6 fun games you and your kids will play on grass this summer

All you need is some green space “in your backyard or at the park“ for these skill-building games.

Link of the month

We love these fun colourful sidewalk games that gets kids moving. We applaud the communities in Canada that are embracing and encouraging play in public spaces. Way to go, Lacombe, Alberta!
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