Stop Taking Away My Child’s Right to Play

Every child has a Right to Play.  Play is so important in fact that the United Nations has said that it is a basic human right for all children¹. There are many benefits    to outdoor play including being  essential for brain health and development. The lack of outdoor play amongst children is also becoming noticeable…

WinSport’s Early Explorers Program

Youth across Alberta are experiencing a higher rate of delayed physical and mental development than other provinces¹. Research is saying that this  delay is happening because children are not exploring and playing outdoors enough. Program developers at WinSport in Calgary Alberta came across this research and worked hard to develop a new program for children …

Bring Back Adventure and Risk: 7 Tips to get you started

Teaching  children to be courageous and adventure helps them learn to take appropriate risks, builds self confidence and  increases motivation when faced with challenges¹. It is not always easy to encourage adventure but it is important to  allow children to take risks at a young age for their development. Risky play is also said to…