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Why Physical Activity is so Important for Children

You may have heard that Canadian children lag behind in their physical activity levels compared to 14 other countries. This Globe and Mail article discusses what makes Canada lag behind the global average in active lifestyles for youth.

At Childventures, we believe physical activity is of upmost importance and try to encourage an active lifestyle for our students.

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Active Play

Our teachers spend time with our children and promote participation in sports, active games, and physical activity. Children should be encouraged to participate in activities they feel comfortable with and discover the physically active lifestyle that is suitable for them. While some children do well in team sports, others enjoy tasks like gardening or individual activities like biking. Allowing them to find out what they are successful at and what they like to do can help encourage an active lifestyle for years to come.

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Screen-Free Time

Children need time away from television, phones, and computers in order to explore the world around them. Encouraging screen-free time allows children to discover and connect to the world around them. They learn that there is plenty to do away from their screens!

Having trouble getting your child away from their computer or television? Here are some tips for limiting a child’s screen time.

 

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Nutritious meals

An important part of every active lifestyle is a healthy diet to match! Childventures provides meals for children from our head chef. These healthy meals ensure the children have the proper nutrition and energy to continue being active and healthy!

Camp Promotes Outdoor Summer Activity

Our summer camp program encourages children to spend their summers outside and exploring! Their sense of adventure and learning is heightened and physical activity is promoted in different ways throughout the summer. Whether they are on a trip, swimming, playing sports, or going through obstacle courses, our Childventures camp keeps children active!

 

Tell us how you keep your children healthy and active!

 

 

Testimonials

Do you have a great Childventures story to share? Send us your testimonial today!

  • Our child was enrolled with Childventures for 5 Years. We chose the CV program as it offered seamless before and after school care, no down time over the holidays when we didn’t have the time off. The safety and security of the facility was a big deal and the core knowledge and Montessori base Read more...
    Brandon L
    January 15, 2018
  • My children were enrolled at Childventures for 4 years. We chose CV’s JK/SK program over the public or other private sector because the class sizes are smaller, the strong reading program and advanced curriculum content. After completing the JK/SK program their transitions to public school wer Read more...
    Simona N
    January 8, 2018
  • My two children were enrolled at CV for 3 and 4 years. We had such a Positive experience throughout our time at CV that we didn't want it to end! When they started public school we quickly found the transition to be lacking in many ways mostly because of what we had become used to at CV. We pul Read more...
    Roxanne T
    January 4, 2018
  • My children were enrolled with Childventures from infant to completion of SK. We chose CV over the public or other private sector because of the smaller classroom sizes and focused attention on Montessori skills, reading/writing, mathematic development and organization of learning for young children Read more...
    Alana Welby-Solomon
    December 18, 2017
  • Our LO is 16 months old and is enrolled at the Oakville location. It's clear to see that he enjoys being there everyday just as much as we enjoy dropping him off. Doesn't matter who's at the desk when we first enter in the mornings, whether it's Kathryn, Chris or Matthew we are always greeted with s Read more...
    Tricia F
    December 12, 2017
  • I just wanted to write and say, two weeks into our son attending child ventures my husband and I noticed a HUGE difference in his behaviour, manners and patience. Best of all he was potty trained in a couple short weeks! We noticed what he practised at school, he brought back to our home life. Manne Read more...
    Krysta M
    November 15, 2017
  • My daughter has been with CV since the age of 1. She started out in the infant program and is now currently thriving in the JK program. At 3 1/2 years of age she is far more advanced than I could have imagined. Keep up the great work CV!! Read more...
    Audrea M
    October 24, 2017
  • I would recommend CV to all my friends because it's so great. My son started at CV When he's 11 months old. All the teachers are very caring, nice and knowledgeable. Currently my son is in the JK/SK, he's very happy to study there. Read more...
    Maggie S
    October 24, 2017
  • We are very impressed with Child Ventures Oakville. I was nervous to leave my son to go back to work but transitioning into daycare was made so much easier by the wonderful staff and teachers. We are confident we made the right choice and see so much growth already in our son the past month he has b Read more...
    Diandra
    October 16, 2017
  • The Chef provides delicious foods to eat and tries to provide something that Ashton will eat (he is very texture oriented and picky). They approach me to find out what his favourite foods are and try their best to ensure that he is getting what he needs throughout the day. Ella clearly loves her foo Read more...
    Chris A
    October 6, 2017
  • Our son is 22 months old and this is his second experience in a childcare setting. We call Ryan sunshine personified - he is a happy, smiley little guy. He is also a little guy who has had a pretty rough start to his little life. Much of his first year was spent at SickKids but he handled multiple s Read more...
    Sam G
    October 6, 2017
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