These shareable images provide tips for managing the time kids spend in front of the computer, smartphone, and TV.
It’s one thing to talk about limiting screen time, but another to actually do it. So we asked our readers how you keep your kids active and off screens.
Lots of kids fear trying new things. How can you help yours develop courage and build resilience? Try these nine strategies.
According to a Canadian study in early child care centres, the benefits of adding more active play time into daily routines are more than just physical.
Our resources team has created this new collection of summer group activities and games that support both physical literacy and physical distancing.
Riding a bike can be one of the most freeing activities. Here are some of the current best practices for how to raise a skilled, bike-loving rider.
This year, Canadians can celebrate National Health and Fitness Day close to home with a full roster of virtual events, from workouts to movement sessions.
If you or your kids are trying to figure out ways to be active each day during this time of isolation, turn to the Recipe for an Active Day for ideas.
Little kids love to dance—especially when Mom, Dad, Grandpa, or Grandma joins in the fun! Try streaming our Epic Family Dance Party Playlist.
Looking for quick and easy activities for kids? Simply print this out, cut it, fold it, and glue it into a cube—then roll for an active challenge.
It can be difficult to keep time on screens—from computers to TV to tablets—in check. Here are some tips for how to do it.
The multi-sport event, organized by the International Olympic Committee, brings together top teenage athletes from around the world.
Managing screen time isn’t just something parents need to do for their kids. It’s also something we need to do for ourselves.
As we move towards a new year, here are our 10 most popular articles of 2019 (plus five of our personal favourites).
Even these elite athlete need a little help to make sure screen time doesn’t get in the way of getting enough sleep.
Thanks to funding from the federal government, the Early Years Physical Literacy Research Team will move on to phase two.
November 20 marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Here’s how parents can know when to intervene in their children’s risky play, and how to help facilitate acceptable risk.
In this episode, Active for Life editor-in-chief Richard Monette talks with John O’Sullivan, founder of Changing the Game Project.
Here are some things you can do to increase your child’s chances of finding success and fulfillment in their sport.
Most people think of libraries as places for quiet contemplation. But it turns out libraries today are not just places where people can go to read and check out books—they’re increasingly becoming community hubs where families can access a wide variety of activities and resources to be physically and mentally active. In this month’s podcast, Active … Continued
The Ability Toolkit: A Resource for Parents of Children and Youth with a Disability is an information booklet intended to aid parents in helping children of all abilities to meet the physical activity recommendations of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines. The toolkit explains the guidelines, provides advice for modifying physical activities to make them more … Continued
At first, the concept doesn’t seem groundbreaking: Help kids play and enjoy sports. But, as a recent New York Times op-ed points out, Norway’s approach to youth and sport is different because it really puts children, and their priorities, at its centre. In the article, Tom Farrey explores how the country places value on kids’ … Continued
Risky play can be an intimidating concept for parents and caregivers to try to implement with their children. How much risk is too much? How can play remain safe? Dr. Mariana Brussoni recognizes the dilemma. In fact, she’s an expert on the subject. Her research focuses on caregivers’ perceptions of risk and safety when it … Continued