With schools across Canada closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, children and youth are spending a lot more time at home with their parents and caregivers. During this time, physical activity is especially important for health and wellbeing – but physical (social) distancing measures create challenges for families who get their physical activity through community clubs, programs, parks, or playgrounds.
To help parents and caregivers, SIRC has curated a list of resources that provide ideas, tips, and evidence-informed resources for keeping kids active at (or around) the house.
Active for Life
- School’s cancelled—what now? Here are 200+ activities you can do with kids at home
- Parenting through the pandemic – simple tips to help you cope
- 42 Activities to keep kids busy while parents work at home
Government of Canada
Little Active People
Outdoor Play Canada
- Evidence-informed tools to support outdoor play in your community
- Related webinar: Playing outside during the Covid-19 crisis: health risks or benefits?
- 15 ways for you and your family to stay active at home
- No gym, no park, no problem – physical activity resource guide