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.
The last letters in setting SMART goals are R and T which stand for Results-Oriented and Timely respectively. Let's explore what these types of goals would look like in the context of goal setting for the 60 Minute Kids' Club
When a goal is results-oriented, its focus is measuring outcomes rather than the activities within a goal. When goal setting for the 60MKC, this might look like the following:
"I am going to participate in the 60MKC program every day so that I can improve my health, create healthy habits, and understand what it means and feels like to be healthy"Timely
Effective goals are given deadlines in order to know when the goal has been achieved, and to create a sense of urgency. A timely goal might look like:"By March 15, I will have an average of 500 points for my account"
Now that you know how to be SMART, try to apply some of what you've learned in your 60MKC daily practice. Start with one goal at a time, and work your way up!
The David Lynch Foundation created and implemented the Quiet Time program in schools in the U.S. and around the world. The Quiet Time program provides students with two 15-minute periods of meditation each day.
What are the benefits for students participating in the Quiet Time Program?
How can you implement the Quiet Time Program into your home or classroom?
We continue to encourage you and your family to follow the 60 Minutes Kids’ Club Pledge and incorporate these tips to improve kids’ mental health!
March break is just around the corner, which means for many, scheduling and planning activities for children to do.
Parents often register and enrol their children into programs and camps to keep their children busy and hope that they avoid overuse of electronics and video games.
The stress of enrolling children into programs and camps provides parents the leniency to not worry about what to plan for the week, provided the fact that these programs and camps have structured plans to keep these children actively participating.
However, Dr. Whitebread of Cambridge University, stated that while organized play is important, it potentially neglects broader play experiences. Whitebread continues and states that the growing understanding of the developmental purpose of play is challenging modern practices and misconceptions about what works best for children.
During this march break, it is important to give children free reign to play and choose the play they are interested in. It has been scientifically proven to benefit children’s mental strength, their social confidence and emotional well-being.
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