Kids

For information on the Early Years (0-4 years) scroll to the bottom of the page!

Grade 5 ActivPass (Community Physical Activity Pass)

If you are in grade 5, you can use your student card for FREE access to recreation facilities where you can swim, skate or use a gym! Check this link to see where to go:

Grade 5 ActivPass Schedule 2014-2015

To find out more about affordable recreation programs through the City fee-assistance program, check HERE.

Get Active After School!

Need ideas for getting active after school? Download the After-School Activity Guide from ParticipAction. Included is a Physical Activity Tracker which lets you see if you are getting the daily recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity!

How you can get active!

There are many ways for kids to get active and move their bodies! The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that children ages 5-11 are physically active for at least 60 minutes every day. (Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children- 5-11 years)

 

 

Kids should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to- vigorous intensity activity every day.

Moderate-intensity activities will cause you to sweat a little and breathe harder.
Examples include: cycling and playing in the playground.

Vigorous-intensity activities will make you sweat and feel ‘out of breath’. These activities should be performed at least 3 days a week.
Examples include: skipping, swimming and running.

Strength

Strength building activities should be performed at least 3 days a week. These types of activities help to build strong muscles and bones.
Examples include swimming, gymnastics, cycling and strength training.

More daily physical activity provides greater health benefits!

These activities are great for kids!

  • Walking or hiking
  • Riding a bike
  • Skipping
  • Roller-blading
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming
  • Dancing (all kinds)
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Climbing
  • Playing catch
  • Tossing a frisbee
  • Running through a sprinkler
  • Games ie – Tag, Hide & Seek
  • Skateboarding
  • Jogging/running
  • Martial Arts
  • Hip Hop classes
  • Pick-up games of soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball etc. Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing

All children should have appropriate supervision and wear necessary protective gear when participating in sports, thus ensuring safety while being physically active and having FUN!

The Early Years (Ages 0-4 years)

Just out: Children 4 and under should move more, sit less and avoid screens. Find out the latest recommendations on just how much!

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years (ages 0-4 years)

Canadian Sedentary Guidelines for the Early Years (ages 0-4 years)

For more fun exercises that you can do with your young children click here.

Looking for more ideas to get your preschooler moving, check out what ParticipAction suggests:

  • Encourage all types of play.
  • Provide a safe, nurturing and minimally structured play environment.
  • Allow your child to climb, swing and play at the local playground.
  • Minimize the use of your pram or stroller by encouraging your child to walk part of the way.
  • Too wet or cold out? Turn up the music and have a dance party.

Visit Participaction for more information about physical activity for your toddler.

Don’t forget to check out all the activities for children ages 0-6 during Kingston and area’s annual “Success By 6 Week” in May.

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PLAY Library

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