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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...

New America's Policy Recommendations to build outdoor play and learning opportunities aim to promote outdoor activities that help young children learn safely and effectively. They have created one-pager sheets for US state and federal policy makers that outline the health benefits of, and how to promote and support, outdoor play and learning opportunities. Useful resources...

KidActivities.net shared an assortment of 45 relay race activities for kids. These races are fun for kids of all ages and ensure physical activity along the way.   See the full list here....

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...

The Scottish Government published a review of global evidence on the associations between nature-based early learning and childcare (ELC) and young children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. They found that nature provides more opportunities for children to be active, diversify their play, and engage in risky play. Additionally, they found that nature-based ELC, when...

Inclusive Playgrounds, led by the Canadian Disability Participation Project, presents thirteen evidence-informed recommendations for designing inclusive playgrounds to enable participation for children with disabilities, provides a diagram of a potential inclusive playground illustrating how these recommendations can be implemented, and provides a short description of how the recommendations were identified. Learn more here....

Funding for Outdoor Play in Canada supports funders and grant seekers in finding common ground and building partnerships to advance the multiple issue areas that overlap with outdoor play.   To find out more about current themes and trends, read the full Funding for Outdoor Play in Canada Report here....

Halifax Department of Parks & Recreation runs a Neighbourhood Placemaking program. The purpose is to celebrate and explore a neighbourhood's unique identity, connect neighbours, and create a place that people are drawn to. The projects are led by residents and can include painting municipal street intersections, building a mini library, building a neighbourhood bench, creating...

Maximum City is providing the Summer of Play Activity Kit which offers a menu of urban discovery and play-based activities. They encourage participants to share their photos and progress as they play along, and people that participate in all 4 weeks will be entered to win a prize!   The Activity Kit is available for download here....