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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

BOKStacle Course Lands in Caledon

09/23/19

BOKStacle Course Lands in Caledon

We celebrated 5 years of BOKS in Canada by showcasing our BOKStacle course at participating schools across the country. Read More

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What about physical activity in remote communities?

02/19/20

What about physical activity in remote communities?

BOKS: New Learnings from Remote Canadian Communities Canada is a beautiful country, and every city or town has their own unique characteristics. Over the past few months, the BOKS Canada team has had the opportunity to explore many communities to learn from students, parents, teachers, elders, and community members who live there - we wanted to understand the best way to engage with communities about their physical [...] Read More

Easy and Inclusive Pool Noodles Games

12/03/19

Easy and Inclusive Pool Noodles Games

Have you ever see the child who ignores the expensive toy and plays with the box that it came in? That is often the case with kids, as something insignificant may be a great source of interest. For those of us who work with children in the physical activity space, finding that “cardboard box” is [...] Read More

Why is Physical Activity Important for Kids’ Sleep?

12/03/19

Why is Physical Activity Important for Kids’ Sleep?

Exercise is not only good for our bodies and brains, but it also has a significant impact on our sleep. When was the last time you woke up and felt rested? Sleep is extremely important for our health and performance in life. I used to think that I could operate on low sleep but that [...] Read More

WINTER HOLIDAY FUN PACK

11/29/19

WINTER HOLIDAY FUN PACK

Wouldn’t it be fun to keep BOKS going throughout the holidays? We have created a free “Holiday Fun Pack” so that our community can bring a little BOKS to their time off. This packet can be used by families, neighbourhood gatherings, or by an individual looking for activities to do at home. Just because we’re [...] Read More