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Play to Thrive, a white paper produced by Maximum City, makes the case for the fundamental importance of play for children's ability to learn and thrive in the 21st century. The report provides an overview of the current state of global crises, how play may help children navigate these crises, why it is important to...

The Adventure Report is a blog based out of Ottawa. The website features a Trail Finder map for trails in and around Ottawa and the Adventure Report Hiking Challenge. Blog posts cover topics such as camping, trail reports and hiking with kids.   Check out the Adventure Report here....

PHE Canada has developed a robust resource of physical education activities to support children and youth in getting active both at home and in school. The activities are focused on promoting physical competencies surrounding the themes of 'move', 'think', 'feel', and 'act'. Activities are categorized according to grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-12) and are downloadable...

Geocaching is the worlds largest treasure hunt! Get started by downloading the free app and creating an account. Use the app to find a geocache nearby, and start your adventure. Don't forget to bring a pen! Once you find it, sign and date the logbook. Place the geocache back where you found it and log...

The Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks has created REC Connect, a website featuring a Active Living Newsletter, and an Active and Creative Ideas page including things like instructions for Seven UP Game, Ideas for Winter Walks in RDN Parks, and many more.   Learn more and explore the website here....

Schoolyards Count, produced by Kelly Gallagher-Mackay (Wilfrid Laurier University), Christine Corso (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), and Tammy Shubat (Ophea), reports on the quality of schoolyards across Ontario using data from citizen scientists. The report provides a review of why schoolyards matter for the health and wellbeing of students, a review of the gaps...

The Declaration on the Child's Right to Play in Canada, produced by IPA (International Play Association) Canada is a call for individuals and organizations across Canada to promote the child's right to play at local, regional and national levels. The Declaration outlines the benefits of play for children, the role of adults in supporting the...

Decoda created the Indigenous LEAP Activity Cards Set as a part of a Healthy Start/Départ Santé project led by Saskatchewan Network for Health Services in French/Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan. These cards are physical development activities for children ages 3-5 and feature traditional Indigenous games.   Read the document in English and French....

Kids Yoga Stories was founded by children's author Giselle Shardlow who holds a Masters of International Education with experience teaching children in Guatemala, Australia, Canada and the US. Her goal with Kids Yoga Stories is to write engaging stories that make reading fun and get kids moving. The website also features age-appropriate resources such as...

Promoting Physical Activity in the Built Environment is a discussion paper that identifies physical designs, strategies, policies, and other solutions that enable and encourage physical activity in the built environment. It also includes a summary of suggested next steps to further promote physical activity across built environments in Canada. Learn more about designing for physical activity...