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September 11, 2015

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As you look at getting started or adding onto what you already do in your classroom here are some tips for success.

1.  Be Proactive and Plan! As teachers we know if we do not plan for a subject it usually does not get done or it does not get done very well.  Write what you plan to do for movement right into your day plan.  I have attached a copy of a sample day plan which shows when I do minutes of movement.  Even if it’s something as simple as following along to a dance...

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June 7, 2015

Partners for Physical Literacy developed inventory tools as part of their Saskatchewan Physical Literacy Project.  The intent of the inventories is to assess the facilities, programs, and overall neighborhood environment that may contribute to the development of physical literacy in children.  Two community inventories as well as a family inventory are available to help determine what opportunities are available for youth at home and in the larger community.  

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May 11, 2015

Our kids are ready to move … and YOU can help them!

We all want our children to:

·      be healthy in mind, body and spirit.

·      be confident, competent, and motivated to face any opportunity or challenge.

·      find peace in their lives.

The Saskatchewan Partners for Physical Literacy supported the development of resources to promote opportunities in everyday activities for children to grow as skillful movers. Highlighted in the “Ready to Move” video and two complementary documents...

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April 1, 2015

"Our kids are ready to move....and YOU can help them take the first step:

- to discover the joy of moving and playing - to be inspired to try new activities - to be a successful participant in sport - to become a lifelong mover

The Partners for Physical Literacy have developed a series of infographics for use by Families, Educators, Coaches and Community members. These infographics provide great information on:

What is Physical Literacy? Why is it important? What actions can I...

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March 10, 2015

A Resource Manual for Sport Leaders is designed to assist volunteers with a variety of information including: guidelines for developing programs, resource information and delivery strategy suggestions.

Visit the site and download a variety of activities including movement games, balancing and jumping, and manipulation games.

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March 10, 2015

Children learn through play, and they do best when learning is active.

Hop is designed for early learning practitioners, caregivers and families as they interact with children who are three to five years old. Part of the LEAP BC™ family of resources, The Hop™ Family Resource includes 50 fun-filled activities and ideas for play that integrate physical movement, oral language, early literacy and healthy eating.

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May 21, 2014

This downloadable resource was co-created by 27 pre-service elementary teachers from the University of Regina.  Each of the movement skills within this resource is directly connected to Saskatchewan's physical education curriculum for grades one to five.  Teaching points for each movement skill coincide directly with indicators at a control level of skill.  This resource is certainly a great support to elementary physical educators, coaches, and parents as we all work to enhance the physical...

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May 20, 2014

The Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth gives insight through a yearly assessment of how Canada is doing when it comes to physical activity for children and youth.  There are various behaviours that contribute to overall physical activity levels such as active transportation, sedentary behaviours, active play, organized sport, and physical education/physical activity at school. The 2013 report card assigns letter grades to 17 different...

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January 21, 2014

Parents, how did you get to school when you were a kid?  The short video, Are we driving our kids to unhealthy habits?, may open your eyes and get you thinking.  What are some things we as parents can do to encourage our kids to be active?  Like many parents, the Bansley family was apprehensive when it came to having the kids walk to school.  How did they overcome this apprehension and how did they increase the number of steps for their kids?

Watch Stepping It Up, and other related videos...

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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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