Most parents hope to provide a safe environment for their children to play; however, it is becoming more and more difficult to sift through the vast selection of toys and playtime materials in order to ensure safety. This guide offers information on different materials found in common toys and play materials, along with their health implications. Additionally, the guide offers useful tips for safe alternatives. [Available in French only]
Best Start – Resources
Resources supporting physical activity, nutrition and other subjects. Available materials range from fact sheets, brochures, decals, posters, DVDs to program planning guides and reports.
The Ophea Early Learning Resource
Through The Ophea Early Learning Resource, children are given the opportunity to develop physical literacy and health literacy skills that will be the foundation for their future learning. This resource will encourage children to establish positive attitudes and an appreciation for lifelong participation in order to lead healthy, active lives.
Physical Activity Tips for Children (5-11 years)
Information and tips for parents, teachers and caregivers of children (5-11 years).
Physical activity for children and youth
For children and teens to grow up healthy, it’s important they are physically active and eat healthy foods every day.
To help children develop habits that will last a lifetime, an active, healthy lifestyle must start early in life.
Every daycare should get Healthy Start training. My staff said that they all benefitted from the training and could apply what they learned right away. The training delivery was engaging and motivating. It was one of the best workshops they have attended!
- Director (SK)
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HSDS: Setting The Stage For April 1st 2020
On September 26, 2018, the roundtable Sustaining Healthy Start – Beyond 2020 was held at La Cité universitaire francophone in Regina. This important knowledge sharing forum, […]
An Innovation Strategy Phase II Project: "Achieving Healthier Weights in Canada's Communities"