International Update

By | 27 September 2017|Physical Activity|

Last January, I had the privilege to participate in the 2nd Children’s Physical Activity and Sport Conference (0-12 years) held in Finland. The participants came from 18 countries and I was unfortunately the only representative from Canada. The main conferences, oral presentations and posters covered an impressive variety of themes such as public health, motor [...]

Quality First Experiences in Physical Activity

By | 29 June 2017|Physical Activity|

The quality of first experiences inevitably develops children’s taste for and pleasure of movement. Whatever the appeal of the activity or sport, one of the key factors influencing the quality of the experience lies within the coaching and training stakeholders. The Youngest are the Most Neglected Whether in public organizations (e.g. municipalities, associations, sports clubs, [...]

Physical Literacy: An Inspiring Concept!

By | 29 June 2017|Physical Activity|

The purpose of this article is to introduce you to the innovative concept of physical literacy. This global concept inspires more and more stakeholders and organizations to guide their actions on the health and well -being of children. Physical Literacy? Physical literacy is an English concept that took shape in the 90’s through the current [...]

Active outdoor play: “Get out of the way and let them play !”

By | 29 June 2017|Physical Activity|

Very often fall means going back to structured indoor activities and courses. Yet unsupervised outdoor play is essential for a healthy development. There is compelling scientific evidence to that matter that cannot be ignored. However the environment provided by childcare centers, schools and municipalities imposes limits on the wealth of sensory and motor experiences the [...]

International Update

By | 29 June 2017|Physical Activity|

As I mentioned in my March column, last October I attended the 1st International Congress of physical activity and sport for children (3-9 years) held in Liege, Belgium. Here is a brief overview of the main research results and global trends in practices to promote physical activity among children and their future accessibility to the [...]

Prescribed Physical Activity for Ages 0 – 8 Years

By | 23 June 2017|Physical Activity|

Regular practice, even daily, of physical activity and sports is fundamental and contributes to the overall development of the child. However, what are the recommended requirements and the overall objectives for young children between ages 0 and 8 years? CREDIBLE SOURCES Several recognized associations or organizations have developed concrete recommendations in recent years to guide [...]

River Stones and Stability Training

By | 23 June 2017|Physical Activity|

The theme of this Gonge Insights is static balance, and how River Stones can be used in training children who have difficulties with stability. There are three types of balance: Dynamic balance, Proactive balance and Static balance. Dynamic balance: Dynamic balance is when we move and keep our balance at the same time. We balance [...]

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