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November 16, 2013

“Play is a powerful way to impart social skills”

Margaret Wente references Peter Gray, in her article from The Globe And Mail.  Is it possible we are doing more harm than good when it comes to getting our kids ‘involved’?  Wente brings us back to a slower time and helps one to consider the idea of ‘play’ and what it can do for us socially. 

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October 26, 2013

Today's kids are the first generation with a shorter life expectancy than their parents. What would you do with five more years?  Every educator, parent, community leader, and coach should see this!

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September 20, 2013

Parents, how did you get to school when you were a kid?  As the story went, “I walked to school, up hill, both ways, every day, even in the winter!”  How are youth getting to school in 2013?  A report titled, “Are we driving our kids to unhealthy habits?” (Active Healthy Kids Canada) would suggest the youth of today are being driven on many occasions.  In Canada, a recent survey found that although 58% of parents walked to school when they were kids, only 28% of their children walk to school...

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September 9, 2013

Sara Smeaton has written the following article for Active for Life .   As a parent, how many items from this list of 10 ideas can you check off?  As a community leader, are there connections to what is being done in your community?  Sara writes:

One thing I’ve learned about raising active children is that the love of moving needs to be taught and encouraged, exactly the same way we teach and encourage our children to love to read. The second thing I’ve learned is that there isn’t just one...

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January 13, 2013

If we put things in writing we tend to commit to them.  Download the Family Physical Activity Policy and fill it out together.  Sign it and place it somewhere in the home for all to see.  It is okay to start small, just be sure to start!

 

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January 7, 2013

LEAP BC™ is a set of resources that promotes healthy child development and was created by 2010 Legacies Now, with support from the Province of British Columbia.  LEAP BC™ integrates Literacy, Education, Activity and Play, and is designed for families, caregivers and early learning practitioners who engage with young children. In June 2011, 2010 Legacies Now transferred management of LEAP BC™ to Decoda Literacy Solutions where it will continue to benefit communities as a legacy of the 2010...

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