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Pleasure and benefits of gardening with children

Summer is here and gardens everywhere are growing. If you have a garden, getting children involved in its maintenance is a great way to get them physically active while developing their interest in vegetables and fruits. Here are some benefits of gardening with your children: Gardening is great physical activity! Digging, planting, spreading compost or …

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How to be active in the rain

Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Here are some ways on how the whole family can be active outside on rainy days: Jump in puddles. Jump over puddles, jump around puddles. Splash each other. Make paper boats and sail them down the sidewalk drain. Catch raindrops in creative ways – …

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How to nurture a Healthy start with active play!

Physical literacy is the ability and confidence to move and participate in physical activity in a variety of environments. It is an important part of a child’s development that can be overlooked due to their young age. It is never too early to start age-appropriate physical activity movements that can strengthen a child’s ability to …

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Cooking and Learning with Children

Cooking is a wonderful learning opportunity for children. Don’t be afraid to invite children in the kitchen to help you. Whether it’s at home, at the childcare centre or in the classroom, children have so much to gain from preparing meals and snacks.. Encouraging children to help you in the kitchen  will increase their knowledge …

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Active games for your Halloween party

Need some ideas on how to keep the kids active during your Halloween party? Check out these great ideas from Active for Life: Monster Freeze Dance – Put on “Monster Mash” or other seasonal tunes. Have the children show off their silliest monster dance moves, but they must freeze in place when the music stops. …

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A new phase of parent participation

We know parent engagement parent, involvement, parent contribution – are all important concepts in promoting health and wellness of young children.  Healthy Start made no exception in developing its evidenced based programming for early learning settings, by including a parent awareness component. But how do we best engage parents – who we know are busy …

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