Active For Life

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

Greetings

February has everyone at Active for Life excited about the amazing feats of physical literacy we’re about to witness in PyeongChang. Will you be watching the Olympic Winter Games as a family? Your child might be inspired to try a new activity or find a new hero to look up to.

 

 

Top stories

 

All you need to know about the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

Bookmark this page for links to the schedule, activities, and interviews and videos with athletes like Canadian flag-bearers, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

 

Get outside and play this winter

Whether you live near the mountains or by a great tobogganing hill, this video and these awesome kids will motivate your little one to gear up and get outdoors this winter. Watch and be inspired to go out and play!

 

Don’t let social media get in the way of enjoying your kids playing

Sometimes we all need a reminder that what we see on social media is someone else’s highlight reel. This guest post from the Ontario Minor Hockey Association helps parents remember that the beauty of sport is in the fun, not in the winning (or in the posting of pictures of winners on Facebook).

 

Early years programs need more active play, so share these resources with your child’s daycare 

Recently, U of T professor, John Cairney, shared advice with parents about how to ensure that their kids in daycare are getting appropriate daily physical activity programming. These resources give early years educators lots of new ideas. Share them with your daycare today!

 

Serena Williams’ advice to her daughter and all girls

Serena Williams doesn’t care if her daughter ever picks up a tennis racket, but there is one thing she cares about deeply. In this beautiful message to her baby girl, Serena shares what she does wish for and it’s a must-see for any parent of a daughter.

 

 

Featured activity

 

AfL mini games

If watching the Olympics has your kids fired up about trying a new sport, you can get them started right now, at home! This how-to guide will have them trying some of their favourite winter sports.

 

 

Link of the month

 

These tips from the Childhood Obesity Foundation and the Centre for Healthy Active Living at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario are helpful for any parent concerned about their child’s weight.  

 

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