Benefits of Outdoor Play in Winter

Outdoor play in winter is fun and it’s good for children. There are physical, cognitive and social benefits. It provides exercise, fresh air and Vitamin D (on sunny days). But, did you know it can also prevent illness, develop problem solving skills, provide a new perspective and encourage imagination? For more details on the benefits,… Read more

Fun and Games for the Family Day Weekend

Monday is Family Day in BC and the weather this long weekend may provide the opportunity to try some of the 50 Outdoor Things To Do With Your Kids in Winter. For inside activities, one idea is a family games night. You can find tips in Boost kids’ skills and memories with weekly game night…. Read more

Learning Outdoors

Learning outdoors has several benefits. The following video talks about the Nature Kindergarten program in Sooke School District and how it promotes learning in a natural outdoor setting. Sooke Nature Kindergarten from Sooke Nature Kindergarten on Vimeo. For a more detailed look, click here. If you’d like ideas for outdoor learning activities to add to… Read more

Outdoor Play

Outdoor play is important for children. The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth included a Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play which makes the following recommendation to parents: Encourage your children to engage more fully with their outdoor environments in a variety of weather conditions. When children are supported to… Read more