Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Encouraging Play!

Written by: Nicky Praseuth

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, there is not enough encouragement for children to become active. Many children are spending their time indoors on the computer, playing video games, and watching TV. 

During the summer, there are many ways to encourage your child to become active such as signing them up for day camps or have them join an organized sport. 

Another way to encourage active participation for children is for parents/guardians to role model. This could be done by perhaps going for a bike ride together, going hiking in your local park or conservation area, go swimming, play soccer etc. 

For more information on the Heart and Stroke Foundation article click here 

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