These shareable images provide tips for managing the time kids spend in front of the computer, smartphone, and TV.
It is clear that physical activity is crucial for the well-being of our children. It’s not only essential to their physical health, but in their mental health as well.
Physical Literacy What exactly is physical literacy? These graphics make it easy to understand. Physical Literacy Infographic Perfect Circle printouts Physical literacy checklists for ages 0 to 9 years Activities and lesson plans Get your students moving and developing physical literacy with these resources: Lesson plans and videos (3-12 years) Lesson plan units (3-12 years) Interactive lesson … Continued
Research shows that kids have been feeling more anxious in recent years. Learn why and what we, as parents, can do to help.
Moving everyday is good for all kids. So how do you get your non-sporty kid to be active? Try these fun activities!
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.
I often find that my kids stay entertained longer when they engage in self-directed, open-ended play using loose parts from around our home.
Here’s my opinion on a few of the most popular channels—plus some tips to get the most out of YouTube yoga with your kids.
A new podcast from Harvard University is taking a deep dive into the brain science of early childhood.
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.
Puddles provide kids with opportunities to learn about movement, the natural world, and play. Here are some tips for soaking up puddle fun.
We’ve been studying how providing early childhood educators with physical literacy training affects the children in their care.
Through yoga, kids learn how to find a sense of inner calm and self-esteem as well as developing flexibility, strength, and balance.
While we’re big advocates of screen-free play time, these apps can offer a little extra enticement to coax reluctant kids to play outside.