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BOKS Launches Resources for Families to Stay Active at Home.

04/08/20

BOKS Launches Resources for Families to Stay Active at Home.

Recognizing that anxiety is at an all-time high due to Covid-19 and resulting school closures, BOKS is providing physical activity games, activities and BOKS classes, to reduce stress with a daily dose of endorphins for kids and families.   Read More

Best Practices For Implementing Physical Activity Into the Classroom and Home Environments

11/25/19

Best Practices For Implementing Physical Activity Into the Classroom and Home Environments

BOKS provides robust lesson plan documents, trainings and on-going support to establish and maintain impactful programs serving the whole child. Read More

BOKS Brings physical literacy program to Palgrave Public School

09/26/19

BOKS Brings physical literacy program to Palgrave Public School

According to Stats Canada, kids should average sixty minutes a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity. As it currently stands, only about one in eight Canadian kids reach such a seemingly attainable goal. Read More

BOKS Celebrates 5 Years of Providing Physical Activity, Wellness and Fun for Canadian Children

09/23/19

BOKS Celebrates 5 Years of Providing Physical Activity, Wellness and Fun for Canadian Children

Just 5 percent of Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 17 meet the recommended guidelines for daily exercise. BOKS is working to change these numbers. Read More

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The Silver Lining – Taking Time to Pause

08/07/20

The Silver Lining – Taking Time to Pause

The end of the 2019/2020 school year was certainly unlike one we’ve ever seen, but in that time, our children proved how immensely resilient they truly are. As we creep closer to September, and the start of a school year that in many respects feels as uncertain as the last, the mental resiliency and strength of [...] Read More

4 Ways to Get Out in Nature this Summer

07/27/20

4 Ways to Get Out in Nature this Summer

Many of my best memories of childhood are linked to time spent having fun in the park, on the playground, in the street or in nature! Each season has so much to offer families and provides a great opportunity to try out different activities to give our routine a little change. Kids love spending time [...] Read More

Tips and Tricks for Creating Independent Structure over the Summer

06/29/20

Tips and Tricks for Creating Independent Structure over the Summer

It’s been an incredibly stressful time, and it’s important that we start to prepare for the summer months with our kids - maybe above all else, it is important that during this time we do what we can to support our kids in feeling happy, safe, and secure. Without many summer programs able to run [...] Read More

20 Rainy Day Activities for Kids and Parents

06/29/20

20 Rainy Day Activities for Kids and Parents

For anyone with kids, it goes without saying that most of us have been stretched to our limits in finding ways to keep them entertained and busy during these last few months. Not only were most self-isolating in our homes, but many parents continued to work from home. It has been without a doubt the [...] Read More