Active for Life is the place where parents go to learn about activities for kids. Physical education leads to physical literacy, which is critical for child development. Physical literacy also gives active kids the best chance to someday compete in high-performance sport. Kids activities are organized here by age and gender, so parents can find fun and engaging ways of making sure their children get the recommended daily amount of physical activity. Activities for toddlers are aimed at the development of fundamental movement skills, while activities for children build on the fundamentals to establish more complex sport skills that can be used to play any number of sports and activities. Exercises for kids enhance their physical development. In the early stages of child growth, early childhood development is dependent on appropriate exercises for children. Because kids play is good for kids health.
Research tells us that the connection between being healthy and learning outcomes is very strong.
The Health TALK newsletter is brought to you by the professional health care staff from Alberta Health Services Edmonton zone to provide both parents and teachers with current health information and resources to support student’s learning.
If you would like more information on how to get in contact with your school’s area health practitioners, please contact Matthew Mitschke, our Parkland area Health Promotion Coordinator at 780-735-3338.
Thank you to the Wellness Fund for their great support of our division and its comprehensive school health work.