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Active for Life

AUGUST 2018

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There’s a full month left for you and your family to enjoy summer before it’s back to school! Make the most of your time with these fun activities, tips, and ideas.

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6 ideas for an active family picnic

When you pack up the picnic basket, tuck this list of games to play in with the sandwiches and watermelon. These super fun activities are the perfect way to take your classic summer outing to the next level.

Executive function is the key to success in school

Kids need to learn and develop the ability to focus and keep it together during the long school day no matter what is distracting them. This is key to their success in school and life. And the number one way to get your young child ready for starting school in September is by getting them out to play.

AfL contest reveals healthy state of Canada’s schools

Our recent social media giveaway of 100 skipping ropes gave you a chance to share what’s going on in your community. We were heartened to hear from so many teachers and parents dedicated to keeping kids moving at school. Although there are challenges facing schools, there are also a lot of positive things that are happening.

Quality sport: The art of creating good activity programs for kids

Have you already signed your child up for a sport or activity for the fall? As a parent, sometimes it’s hard to know how the program measures up. This list of questions can help you determine if what you’re considering is a quality program.

The way you're looking at physical activity may be holding you back

This exercise is designed to help you, or someone you know, determine whether your perspective about being active is actually keeping you on the couch. When we change the way we look at something it can change the way we behave!

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8 things to think about before stand up paddleboarding (SUP) with your kids

SUP is a fun water activity that develops balance and paddling skills. A first step can be to bring your child on the board with you. To ensure a safe paddle, there are some important things to know before you jump on your board.

Link of the month

What could be cuter than a group of preschoolers at forest school? Nothing! Check out this adorable class practicing mindful movement followed by active play.
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