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Personal Action Planning

Here are some suggestions to get you started: Visit the haveaballtogether.ca website to increase your knowledge Share this presentation with colleagues or other parents Create a tip sheet or newsletter article to share with members of your community Implement a ‘tip of the day’ Put up pictures of children being

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Personal Action Planning

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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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