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Activities for School Kids

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Trying lots of different activities and sports – and even playing more than one sport – helps children work out what they like and are good at. Like most things, if children do well at a particular physical activity, they’re more likely to stay interested.

Physical Activity in Children: Get Children Involved

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Getting children involved in lots of fun physical activity keeps them active and healthy. It’s easy when you help them find activities that they enjoy – and that you can do as part of everyday family life.

Movement: School-age Children

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

In the elementary school years your child will enjoy testing out her physical abilities. She’ll build a lot of self-esteem from new physical achievements too. Here are play ideas to encourage her to keep moving.

Outdoor Play

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Outdoor play is a big part of healthy growth and development for your child.

Physical Activity: How Much

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

By encouraging your child to do some physical activity every day, you’re helping your child to be healthy and setting up healthy habits for life. Daily physical activity can be a lot of fun!

Preventing Injuries From Physical Activity

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Whenever children play actively, there’s always a chance of injury. But injury prevention involves just a few simple steps so that your child can enjoy physical activity safely.

Accept Feelings

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

An important part of positive communication is about accepting all kinds of feelings.

Ask Real Questions

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Real and specific questions are most likely to get a response from your child.

Consider Your Child’s Opinion

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Children need to feel you are taking their opinions seriously. Listen to what they have to say, and respond.

Don’t Discuss Everything

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

When you talk to your child, ou don’t have to discuss everything. Some situations call for a clear instruction.

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