60MKC is thrilled to have become a Champion of Designed to Move.
The 60 Minute Kids' Club and 5 Peaks are thrilled about their collaboration and new partnership for 2014. Both organizations are bound and determined to activate youth and family, and simultaneously provide the opportunities to do so while having fun and enjoying the benefits of our beautiful natural places to walk, jog, run and sprint!
Sat, Dec 28: 60 Minute Kids Club Founder Matt Young explains the physical initiative and how to get your child, students or entire school involved.
The 60 Minute Kids' Club was thrilled to attend the official launch and press conference of "ACTIVE AT SCHOOL"to get Canadian children and youth more physically active. As an organization committed to promoting Physical Literacy and Activity, we are honoured to attend and join as a member of a coalition of more than 50 organizations committed to making this issue a national priority.
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60MKC is excited to announce upgrades to our healthy habit trackers.
As the weather gets warmer and the snow slowly starts to melt away, the Spring air promotes more activate transportation. Active transportation refers to the any form of human-powered transportation such as walking, jogging, running, in-line skating, skateboarding non-mechanized wheel chairing and biking
Taking part in activate transportation will help maintain a healthier lifestyle by increasing physical activity and reduce the amount of money spent on gas, parking and public transit fare. Active transportation also helps the environment by reducing road congestion and reducing vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions
Many communities encourage activate transportation with different supports. Dedicated bike lanes and cycling paths. Racks and secure storage for parking bicycles. Precautions to ensure pedestrians, cyclists, and other active transportation users can integrate safely with vehicle traffic. Public transit facilities combined with pedestrian and cycling facilities. Diver education programs that teach us the rules of sharing the road with other.
With the change in weather, active transportation should be the first choice of transportation. Walk or bike with your kids to daycare or school instead of driving them. Ride your bike to work instead of taking the car. And on your way to grocery stores take your kids and walk or bike together to get your shopping done.
Physical literacy is a collection of basic movement and sport skills such as running, jumping, skipping, catching, throwing and kicking.
The earlier children correctly learn these skills, the more “fluent” and confident they will be in physical activity. That confidence affects every part of their lives, from academic to social. With physical literacy, they’ll have more fun in a diversity of sports and they’ll be more likely to be active for the rest of their lives.
Without physical literacy, children are much more likely to be physically inactive. This can lead to lower school grades, reduced confidence, lower self-esteem, poor social skills and significant health problems.
Active for life has produced a short list for parents to assess their children’s physical literacy level. This list is comprised of of nine simple physical testes and questions.
In short, if you can answer yes to these questions, your child is probably making good progress in developing basic physical literacy. For questions where you answer no, your child probably needs some attention in that area.
Yesterday marked the first day of spring and although the weather is cold and gloomy, we want to remind you to keep your kids active by getting them to go outside!
Here is a list of 5 tips Paul Irish of the Toronto Star created to take advantage of the warm weather and get kids moving again. Use these tips to ensure your kids are sticking to their 60 Minutes Kids’ Club pledge and following our 6 healthy habits.