These toys offer many great options for encouraging young children’s sensory play and brain development—and they’ll help promote physical literacy.
I’m a risk-taker, while my husband is much more risk-averse. The lifeguard approach to risky play can help reduce conflict between you and your partner.
Lots of kids fear trying new things. How can you help yours develop courage and build resilience? Try these nine strategies.
When kids have learned to love physical activity, it means that they’ve developed their own internal, intrinsic motivation to move.
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.
To understand the movement mechanics of fundamental movement skills (FMS), it is helpful to see them performed. The links below take you to excellent short videos at KIDDO that show children performing each skill at different stages of development. As you watch these videos, remember that skill learning depends on the child’s physical readiness. Children … Continued
Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, there are ways to get kids excited about nature and the outdoor world—even if you don’t have a backyard.
One activity that’s simple to plan, free, safe, and incredibly beneficial for our kids during this pandemic? Unstructured nature play.
To get kids outside and give them an all-over workout, here’s how you can create your own obstacle course.
The snow is gone, the birds are singing, and my kids are full of energy. Thankfully, spring offers many opportunities for children to get moving outdoors.