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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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Getting Physically Active with Board Games and Card Games

05/25/20

Getting Physically Active with Board Games and Card Games

With many families spending most of their time at home, the need for new activities to stay active is in high demand. Adaptations to some of my “family favourites” are listed below. Hopefully this can inspire families to carve out some time every week, (even 5-10 minutes per day is very helpful), to spend time [...] Read More

20 Bursts that allow students to stay active, at a distance!

05/11/20

20 Bursts that allow students to stay active, at a distance!

Physical Distancing, NO Problem!    Some schools across the country are making plans to get kids back into the classroom and others are considering what will happen in the Fall. At BOKS, we know regardless of the situation, it is important to keep our kids moving. We have compiled a list of our top 20 [...] Read More

Sharing inspiration in unusual ways during this new “stay home” time

05/05/20

Sharing inspiration in unusual ways during this new “stay home” time

If there is one thing I have found in this new “stay home” time, it’s that the way we are connecting with people has changed. I am feeling more connected to those who live far away as we experiment with virtual game nights and video conference calls. I am spending more quality time with the [...] Read More

Navigating the Virtual Teaching World

04/23/20

Navigating the Virtual Teaching World

Teachers are being asked to teach in a time of crisis and this situation is new to everyone. There is no right or wrong way to go about engaging our students, it is just different than what we are used to. At BOKS, we wanted to know how some of our BOKS trainers and teachers [...] Read More