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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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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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December 17, 2013

When it comes to developing the physical literacy levels of youth we must always consider improving the social, emotional, and physical well-being.  Improving one’s physical fitness levels is part of enhancing the physical well-being of youth.  Within Saskatchewan’s physical education curriculum there is a focus on the Active Living goal.  This goal emphasizes the need to enhance each of the components of health-related fitness. 

No Equipment Necessary provides a number of exercises that...

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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

The following article is from Active For Life's publisher and editor-in-chief, Richard Monette.

In late August I picked up a local paper in a coffee shop. Looking at all the “back to school” inserts, my heart sank. “Summer is coming to an end,” I whispered as I scanned the advertising for binders, calculators, and sharpies.

On the last page a little card intended for parents caught my attention: “How to raise a reader”. After reading it I realized that I could easily replace the word...

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March 15, 2013

Applying Physical & Health Literacy is the final video in the three part series and is recommended for youth aged 12-18. It allows youth the opportunities to apply the concepts of physical and health literacy in their own world. Definitions will be reviewed and concepts will be examined at a higher level. Children and youth will have a strong grasp of the skills which lead to a healthy, active life.  Created by Ophea.

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March 2, 2013

OTTAWA, ON - Physical and Health Education Canada released a report that details the results of a public opinion survey of Canadians and parents on issues of physical education, health education, and physical activity. The findings paints a picture of broad-based support for greater investment in physical and health education. 

The survey was conducted between June 25th and 28th by Ipsos Reid. According to the findings, two-thirds (64 per cent) of Canadian parents believe more time devoted...

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February 13, 2013

The following blog post was written by Dr. Dean Kriellaars.  Dean Kriellaars (BPE, MSc, PhD, CEP) is faculty at the University of Manitoba and a scientist at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. Dr. Kriellaars has received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for meritorious community work and recently was awarded the Campbell Award for longstanding community service. Provincially, he was recognized for his outstanding activities in building community wellness in the...

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January 15, 2013

This video was created by the Canadian Sport for Life Alberta Community Recreation & Sport Work Group as part of a project funded by the Alberta Sport Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation to promote Physical Literacy and the Canadian Sport for Life Movement.

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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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