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13 ways to help your child overcome sport hesitancy

It is not unusual to see a child who is fearful of participating in sports. Your child may have the same reaction to sports as to vegetables; hesitancy around trying something new. Sport hesitancy is a problem that many parents have with their children. According to Susan Scandiffio, the first step in addressing hesitancy is

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10 creative ways to reinvent the classic game of tag

You’re sprinting as fast as you can when suddenly you are tagged. When you think of your childhood, one of the first games that may come to mind is the game of tag. This game is fantastic because it can be changed creatively by children and adults and requires little equipment and set-up. Tag is

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Active and Accessible Summer Fun for Kids with Disabilities

**Article in English only** Did you know that being physically and mentally active outside is beneficial to your health? Unfortunately, individuals with disabilities face numerous barriers to physical activity and finding appropriate activities for children with disabilities. Lisa Thornbury describes some of the most common difficulties children with a disability encounter. Accessibility and safety, finding

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“Everywhere, all the time, anywhere: Why physical literacy matters”

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on so many aspects of life. With the recent relaxation of restrictions on sport and physical activity, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence how we engage young people in sport and physical activity. Jackie Robinson, Marika Warner, and Bryan Heal delve into the statistics before the pandemic and

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14 ways to help your toddler with balance and coordination

Coordination is the ability to move two or more body parts simultaneously. Balance and coordination are essential for your child to reach important developmental milestones such as climbing stairs, climbing furniture, walking in general and on different surfaces, leaning over to pick up objects on the floor, feeding themselves, sitting up, and so on. As

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How to create a “movement room” in your home

A home is a place where kids feel comfortable moving. Where there are rooms and endless opportunities for your child to use their imagination; and create the perfect way to explore. We prefer to have our beds made and our couches mainly for sitting as parents. With that said, we do not have to take away

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