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Playing to Learn

Regular physical activity is essential for healthy child development and the early years are the best time to promote and encourage physical activity for children. This webinar will explore how to provide training to early years childcare providers so they can help children to be active enough for proper growth and development. The presenters will share some tips, strategies, and programs from across Canada that are helping children to get the recommended 180 minutes of daily physical activity.

Physical Literacy and the Early Years

Neuroscience is helping us to understand the importance of the early years in establishing the foundations for a happy, healthy, and productive life. A young child's brain is built through positive experiences and supportive and nurturing relationships. Along with cognitive, social, and emotional skills, developing physical literacy in the early years is one of the four pillars of development. This session explores the neuroscience of a young child's developing brain and how paying attention to physical literacy early in life can support the development of a strong healthy brain that will last a lifetime. This webinar also examines physical literacy within the daycare setting.Dawne Clark, professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Mount Royal University Director, Centre for Child Well-Being is the presenter for this webinar.

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