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Equipment Suggestions

Instead of bean bags: crumpled up balls of paper, nylon dish scrubbers, sponges or pool noodle discs Instead of scarves: dish cloths, bandanas, hand towels or a cut up bed sheet Instead of balls: stuffed animals or pet toys Instead of nets: pylons, tape on a wall, a hula hoop

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Modification Ideas

Change the skill: Rather than dribbling with consecutive bounces, start by dropping and picking up a ball Rather than throwing and catching, start by passing an object back and forth

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Modification Ideas

Change the space: Make it smaller so children won’t need to throw an object, or kick a ball as far Make it larger to allow more children to participate at the same time

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Modification Ideas

Change the equipment: Use larger, softer balls or shorter, lighter bats and racquets. Choose larger goals and target areas. Use non-traditional equipment such as a stuffed animals or household and classroom items.

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Tips for Physical Activity

Keep it fun! Remember that any movement is good movement Involve kids in making their own choices related to physical activity Try different types of physical activity: play, games, and sports Create opportunities for success

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Tips for Professionals

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Tips for Professionals

Develop a culture of physical activity Incorporate physical activity into existing programming Engage parents and guardians Make sure everyone is involved Make it fun

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Tips for Families

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Tips for Families

Move every day Be creative with physical activity Allow time for active play Make it fun Remember that you have an important role to play

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Activity Ideas for Kindergarten-aged Children

Build an obstacle course Play a game of catch Try a game of hockey using pool noodles instead of sticks Draw a hopscotch grid using sidewalk chalk Play a game of What Time is it Mr. Wolf? Visit a local skating rink or splash pad Make the letters of the

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Physical Activity for Kindergarten-aged Children (4-6 years old)

Skills to develop: Walking in a straight line Changing directions when running Throwing and catching a ball Climbing playground equipment Hopping on 1 foot Skipping Source: Nipissing District Developmental Screening. (2011). NDDS Checklist.

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Activity Ideas for Preschoolers

Play a game of Follow the Leader Visit the local playground to swing, slide and climb Try some yoga Play a game of tag Practice kicking a ball toward a target Play a game of freeze dance Throw a scarf in the air and try to catch it as it

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Physical Activity for Preschoolers (2.5 – 4 years old)

Skills to develop: Walking up the stairs Running Kicking a ball Throwing a ball Jumping off both feet Balancing on 1 foot Hopping on 1 foot Source: Nipissing District Developmental Screening. (2011). NDDS Checklist.

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Activity Ideas for Toddlers

Roll a ball for your toddler to chase Help your toddler build a fort out of cushions, blankets and chairs Sing songs with actions Have your toddler move like different animals Use a bed sheet like a parachute Dance around with ribbons or scarves Practice throwing a stuffed animal into

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Physical Activity for Toddlers (1.5 – 2.5 years old)

Skills to develop: Walking up the stairs Pushing and pulling objects while walking forward Running Walking backwards Kicking a ball Jumping with 2 feet Source: Nipissing District Developmental Screening. (2011). NDDS Checklist.

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Activity Ideas for Infants

Move an object side-to-side to encourage baby to follow the object by moving their head Gently move and stretch baby’s arms and legs Provide lots of opportunities for tummy time (not while sleeping) Place a toy in front or to the side of baby and encourage baby to reach for

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Physical Activity for Infants (0-18 months)

Skills to develop: 0-3 months: neck control, reaching, grabbing, arm and leg movements 4-6 months: rolling over, sitting, pushing with their legs 7-9 months: moving forward (crawling or scooting), moving objects between hands, standing 10-12 months: cruising (walking while holding onto furniture), playing with balls 12-18 months: walking up stairs,

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Theory Review

Benefits of Physical Activity: Physical development Emotional development Social development Cognitive development Physical literacy Source: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). (2012). Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines Handbook. Source: ParticipACTION. (n.d.). Follow the Guidelines, Reap the Rewards. Source: Timmons, B. W., LeBlanc, A. G., Carson, V., Connor Gorber,

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Theory Review

Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines: Screen Time Under 2: not recommended 2-4: less than one hour per day 5-17: no more than two hours per day Source: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). (2012). Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for the Early Years 0-4. Source: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). (2016).

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Theory Review

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Infants: physically active several times a day Toddlers and preschoolers: at least 180 minutes of physical activity, of any intensity Children and youth: at least 60 minutes of physical activity of moderate to vigorous intensity Source: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). (2012). Canadian Physical Activity

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About the Best Start Resource Centre

A program of Health Nexus Provides information, consultations, resources and training in the areas of preconception, prenatal health and early child development to service providers Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Have a Ball Together! project funded by the Lawson Foundation

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Learning Objectives

Understand the physical skills children 0-6 need to develop Learn about activity ideas which will help children develop these skills Review tips that will help children be active Explore modification ideas that will lead to success Review easily accessible and inexpensive equipment suggestions Review the updated haveaballtogether.ca website

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Physical Activity and Early Childhood: Building Lifelong Habits

Part Two: Moving Theory into Practice Provides information, consultations, resources and training in the areas of maternal health and early child development to service providers.

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Answer 3

What percentage of children 3-4 is meeting the guidelines for less than one hour of screen time each day? 15% 29% 37% 58% Source: ParticipACTION. (2016). Are Canadian Kids too Tired to Move? The 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Source: Mayo Clinic. (2016). Screen

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Quiz 3

What percentage of children 3-4 is meeting the guidelines for less than one hour of screen time each day? 15% 29% 37% 58%

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Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

Source: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). (2012). Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for the Early Years 0-4.

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Answer 2

How many hours a day does the average 3-4 year old spend being sedentary (not including sleep time)? 3.4 hours 5.8 hours 7.5 hours 10 hours Source: ParticipACTION. (2015). The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors. The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.

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Quiz 2

How many hours a day does the average 3-4 year old spend being sedentary (not including sleep time)? 3.4 hours 5.8 hours 7.5 hours 10 hours

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Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour

Examples of sedentary behaviour: Sitting for long periods, like in a stroller or classroom Riding in a bus or car Watching television Playing video games Playing on computers, tablets and phones Source: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). (2012). Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines Handbook.

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Physical Literacy

Forms the foundation for physical activity Includes motivation, confidence, competence, knowledge and understanding Fundamental movement skills as building blocks: – Running, jumping, skipping – Throwing, catching, kicking – Stretching, twisting, balancing Forms the foundation for a lifetime of movement Source: Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement. (2015).

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Benefits of Physical Activity

Cognitive Development Enhances the development of brain function Improves problem-solving abilities Increases attention and concentration Improves memory Increases readiness to learn Improves learning and academic performance    

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Benefits of Physical Activity

Social Development Provides opportunities to practice and develop social skills Encourages interactions with others Helps develop friendships Teaches life skills Promotes leadership skills Helps nurture imagination and creativity Promotes positive behaviour

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Benefits of Physical Activity

Emotional Development Provides enjoyment and makes children feel happy Reduces anxiety and relieves stress Improves the ability to deal with stress Prevents, reduces, and helps manage depression Helps build confidence Helps develop positive self-esteem

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Benefits of Physical Activity

Physical Development Helps a child grow Builds and maintains a healthy heart, lungs, bones, muscles and joints Fosters the development of motor skills including fundamental movement skills Gives energy during the day Helps a child sleep better at night Enhances flexibility Develops good posture Improves coordination and balance Helps achieve

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Yoga

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), No equipment required, On-the-spot, S-Z

Water Play

Age: Infant
Equipment: Tub with water
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), Equipment required, On-the-spot, S-Z

Volcanoes and Craters

Age: Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Bowls
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z

Up the Ladder and Jump

Age: Kindergarten
Equipment: Pylons, bean bags
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z

Up and Down

Age: Infant
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), No equipment required, On-the-spot, S-Z

Underhand Toss Circuit

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Bean bags, pylons, buckets, tape
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z

Touch That Colour

Age: Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: None
Space requirements: Small space, open space

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), No equipment required, Open space, S-Z, Small space

Trick Catch

Age: Kindergarten
Equipment: Ball
Space requirements: Small space, open space

Posted in 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z, Small space

Through the Goal

Age: Kindergarten
Equipment: Ball, pylons
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z

The Hunt for Red & White December

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Candy canes, snow on the ground
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z

Swoop and Scoop

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Scoop, paper balls, basket or bucket
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z

Step Up, Step Down

Age: Infant, Toddler
Equipment: Stairs
Space requirements: Small space

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), Equipment required, S-Z, Small space

Snake Stomp

Age: Toddler, Preschool
Equipment: Skipping rope
Space requirements: Small space, open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z, Small space

Sports Club

Age: Preschool
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), No equipment required, On-the-spot, S-Z

Sleeping Bunnies

Age: Toddler, Preschool
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), No equipment required, On-the-spot, S-Z

Simon Says

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), No equipment required, On-the-spot, S-Z

Shark Attack

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Hula hoops
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z

Shake Your Sillies Out

Age: Toddler, Preschool
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), No equipment required, On-the-spot, S-Z

Scarf Toss

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Dancing ribbons, music
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, Open space, S-Z

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Age: Infant, Toddler
Equipment: None
Space requirements: Small space

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), M-R, No equipment required, Small space

Round Things Roll

Age: Infant, Toddler
Equipment: Ball
Space requirements: Small space

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), Equipment required, M-R, Small space

Red Light, Green Light

Age: Toddler, Preschool
Equipment: Dome cones
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), Equipment required, M-R, Open space

Rectangle Rush

Age: Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: None
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), M-R, No equipment required, Open space

Reaching and Crawling

Age: Infant
Equipment: Infant toy
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), Equipment required, M-R, On-the-spot

Post Office

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Buckets or baskets, pieces of paper or envelopes
Space requirements: Small space, open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, M-R, Open space, Small space

Pairs

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Cards from a memory game
Space requirements: Small space, open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, M-R, Open space, Small space

Paint the Alphabet

Age: Kindergarten
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot, small space, open space

Posted in 4-6 years (Kindergarten), M-R, No equipment required, On-the-spot, Open space, Small space

Noodle Hockey

Age: Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Pool noodles, ball
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, M-R, Open space

Pigs Fly

Age: Toddler, Preschool
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), M-R, No equipment required, On-the-spot

Pat-a-Cake

Age: Infant
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), M-R, No equipment required, On-the-spot

Over and Under

Age: Infant, Toddler
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), M-R, No equipment required, On-the-spot

One Fish, Two Fish, Starfish, Blue Fish

Age: Toddler, Preschool
Equipment: Paper fish
Space requirements: On-the-spot, small space, open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), Equipment required, M-R, On-the-spot, Open space, Small space

Musical Hoops

Age: Preschool
Equipment: Hula hoops
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), Equipment required, M-R, Open space

Move to Music

Age: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: Music
Space requirements: On-the-spot, small space, open space

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, M-R, On-the-spot, Open space, Small space

Mouse Chase

Age: Toddler, Preschool
Equipment: Scarf
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), Equipment required, M-R, Open space

Mountain Climber

Age: Infant, Toddler
Equipment: Cushion or pillows
Space requirements: Small space

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), Equipment required, M-R, Small space

Mirror Mirror

Age: Kindergarten
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 4-6 years (Kindergarten), M-R, No equipment required, On-the-spot

March All Ways

Age: Kindergarten
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 4-6 years (Kindergarten), M-R, No equipment required, On-the-spot

Making Music

Age: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot, small space

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), M-R, No equipment required, On-the-spot, Small space

Magic Soup

Age: Toddler, Preschool
Equipment: None
Space requirements: Open space

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), M-R, No equipment required, Open space

Lift and Look

Age: Infant
Equipment: None
Space requirements: On-the-spot

Posted in 0-18 months (Infant), E-L, No equipment required, On-the-spot

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