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8 TIPS for keeping your kids engaged over the summer

06/10/19

8 TIPS for keeping your kids engaged over the summer

1. Go for a bike ride or head to the park to toss around a frisbee or fly a kite.  "This activity is all inclusive (younger kids can hop into a bike seat or trailer) and can be done with multiple families at once. The social aspect is just as much fun as the physical [...] Read More

Congratulations to the BOKS 2019 Trainers of the Year!

06/06/19

Congratulations to the BOKS 2019 Trainers of the Year!

BOKS is extremely grateful to ALL our trainers who dedicate their time to ensure our Canadian children stay physically active.  Our volunteer trainers are beyond essential and play an extremely large role in the success of BOKS. We simply can’t thank everyone enough, although given the opportunity we certainly would like to. Like last year, [...] Read More

The Importance of Yoga & Mindfulness

05/29/19

The Importance of Yoga & Mindfulness

A NOTE FROM TARA STILES – Founder of STRALA Yoga and contributor to the BOKS Yoga & Mindfulness curriculum. It’s not the yoga that heals you. It’s you that heals you. I was lucky as a kid to grow up with a healthy dose of mindfulness without the side of pretense. My parents led by example [...] Read More

How to Help Kids Cope and Deal with Stress

05/24/19

How to Help Kids Cope and Deal with Stress

When I first set out to write this I started to think about stress from a kid’s perspective. I have two daughters aged 14 and 9 and they encounter stressful situations on a weekly basis. I thought about their unique personalities and developmental stages, but what I realized as I looked at what causes stress [...] Read More