Child care settings are the perfect place to keep children active!

Please contact Timiskaming Health Unit to learn more about building healthy child care settings.

Physical activity supports children in developing healthy bodies, positive self esteem and good mental health. Active children also tend to sleep better, learn better and get better grades.

More information: 24-Hour Movement Guideline      


Get outside, get active, have fun!

Tips to get kids active (5-11 years)

Tips to get youth active (12-17 years) 


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Just like reading and writing, children also need to learn how to move

Early learning practitioners can become key players in getting children active and having fun through play and offering opportunities to move around.

Physical literacy means kids have the basic skills to move in different ways. This makes it easier for them to learn new ways to be active and play sports. 

Mastering movement and sport skills help kids feel more comfortable and confident when being physically active.

Contact the Timiskaming Health Unit to find out how we can help your child care setting with getting active! 

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