I recently participated in Mediaplanet Canada’s Children’s Health campaign that seeks to educate Canadians on ways to improve the quality of life for our children affected by various conditions and concerns by providing resources and support to parents, families and caregivers as well as increasing awareness of the latest treatments.
Check out my post and learn ways to improve the quality of life for our children and get them off the couch!
Thanks to ParticipACTION, it’s know easy to know what to pack for an active and fun back to school experience.
There are lots of great ideas in this cute infographic, but I love the idea of a ball. So simple and cannot only lead to active play, but also social interactions. Great for students entering a new school or class. The use of two little words “wanna play?” can lead to new friendships and an active recess.
In order to make this back pack even better, I would suggest the addition of a reusable water bottle. As both a classroom and phys.ed. teacher I believe it is so much easier for students to stay connected to the learning when they have everything they need at their fingers tips, including hydration.
As we enter the final weekend of summer, I wish students, teachers, and parents an awesome start to school week one!
One of the many things I love about my work at Ophea is that we not only promote healthy, active living in schools and communities, we encourage our own staff to get out and play.
Today was our monthly full team staff meeting, a day where all 30+ staff meet to learn and share about upcoming projects and hot trends/topics. Today we did something different – as a staff – a group of adults – we played!
Bocce, Badminton, Croquet, Frisbee, and Horseshoes were all on the activity plan and everyone got moving to their choice of sport and had fun. We connected as a team, we got to know each other better, we got active together and we played.
This Saturday marks ParticipACTION’s Longest Day of Play event. June 21st is the Summer Solstice and the day with the longest period of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere – so why not celebrate it with play!
Use the extra daylight to go for a hike, play some Frisbee, get out for a walk or run, do something that is fun and playful for you, and enjoy the longest day and Longest Day of Play!
For more information on PartisipACTION’s Longest Day of play click here!
How did you play on Saturday June 21st? Share it in the comments!