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How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How physical education and academics can go hand in hand. Phys. Ed. and Academics It’s recommended that school-aged children and teens get sixty minutes of exercise each day. Considering that a good part of their day [...]

Technology and Children

Technology and Children

 A look at the benefits of giving kids a break from technology. Technology and Children Are you ever tempted to unplug your kids?  Seems everywhere we go today, children are plugged into mp3 players, smart phones, [...]

Recess and Exercise

Recess and Exercise

Why keeping recess alive at school is important for health’s sake. Recess & Exercise Remember when you were a kid, how your favorite subject was recess?  In all seriousness recess is a very important part of [...]

Silken Laumann

Silken Laumann

Silken Laumann is a former Olympic athlete, medal winner and inductee into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. She is an advocate for active childhoods and is a board member of Right to Play, an organization [...]

Child’s Play

Child’s Play

From one of Canada’s most inspiring and gifted sports heroes, an urgently needed guide to getting our kids active and healthy. Like many of us, Silken Laumann’s fondest childhood memories are of play: staying outside until [...]

Team Sports and Children’s Fitness

Team Sports and Children’s Fitness

Have you signed your child up for after-school sports leagues and lessons? Former Olympian Silken Laumann, author of Child’s Play believes that there is a lot of be gained in those leagues and clubs. “You have [...]

Family Playtime

Family Playtime

Why the family that plays together, stays together. Family Playtime Getting out doors and playing with our children isn’t just a great way to model physical fitness – it’s fun! And with summer here, a good [...]