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January 12, 2014

Teaching Games for Understanding - Activity Support Package is a terrific resource from OPHEA.  This resource provides various small-sided games that will help kids understand common concepts in many traditional sports.  The intent is to teach concepts rather than specific sports.  

Games are separated into four categories:  Target, Net/Wall, Striking, and Invasion/Territorial.  Educators, coaches, and program coordinators can all use this valuable resource to support the physical literacy...

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December 2, 2013

Clap, Slap, Cheer is a fantastic movement activity that can be done in any space.  This powerpoint has letters that represent a different movement:

C          Clap  (clap hands three times)

S          Slap  (high five someone next to you)

H         Hooray  (arms up high and cheer “Hooray”)

Simply put up a slide and have the group read the letters from left to right and perform the movements.

In some cases you will see letters capitalized.  Stand up to perform the movement for...

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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 5, 2013

As part of the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) Series, Physical & Health Education Canada has developed collections of videos to help provide visual portrayals of the movements discussed in the corresponding FMS handbooks.

The videos provide instruction in, and demonstration of, fundamental movement skills and competencies. More specifically, these short videos display children completing the selected fundamental movement skills from various angles, in addition to providing freeze frame...

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September 25, 2013

Part of the Skillful Movement goal in physical education includes expanding students' awareness of what the body does, where the body moves, how the body performs the movement, and with whom or with what the body moves.  These understandings are referred to as the Movement Variables.  During elementary physical education (K-5) years, emphasis is placed on establishing a movement vocabulary and on the understanding and use of movement concepts from each of the four categories: Body, Space,...

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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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