Active For Life




The countdown to the end of the year is on! Are you ready to be happy, healthy, and active with your family? The articles, activities, and tips below will help the whole family enjoy all this fun month has to offer.



Top stories


How to raise girls to be gutsy and brave

Are you teaching your daughters to look at life through a “lens of fear” or a “lens of bravery”? Firefighter Caroline Paul explains, in this short radio segment, which activities encourage girls to develop an “I AM BRAVE” mindset.



Keep kids moving this season with our top active toy picks

Whether you’re shopping for infants, preschoolers, or school-aged kids, these suggestions will make it easy for you to select gifts that will help kids develop skills, encourage movement, and provide hours of fun.


Movement guidelines for children aged 4 and under

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years have been released. Published by Participaction, the recommendations are based on the latest scientific evidence. Find out what is the ideal amount of physical activity, sitting, and sleep for your toddlers.


Research reveals reasons why kids aren’t playing

Most of us suspect that kids today aren’t playing as much as they used to. Recent research shows that our intuition is right. Find out why kids don’t play as much anymore and what can be done about it.


Starter guide to mastering movement skills on ice and snow

Meteorologists are predicting a snowy winter across the country. Use the opportunity to help your little ones practice skills and movements that are unique to snow and ice.



Featured activity


21 fun and active games for kids to play on the beach

Heading somewhere warm for the holidays? Bring these fun games for the beach with you and your kids are sure to sleep well after a day of playing in the sun.



Link of the month


If you haven’t brought the family in for the flu shot yet, how come? This article from Today’s Parent debunks the most common excuses.


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