March Break doesn't have to mean a break from physical activity
Tips to get your family moving during the time off
Every family has its own roadmap for March break—some get away, some stay put and some try for something in between. Whatever your plans, there are fun ways to get physical activity into the March Break mix.
Active vacations: Family holidays offer a great opportunity to expose your kids to sport and physical activity. Try a ski resort, a beach with water sports or a hotel with a pool or hiking trails nearby.
Active staycations: If you’re in town with your kids, try to build some activity into your plans, whether it’s walking around a museum together, skating at an outdoor rink or playing in the park. If your kids love quiet activities like movies or craft time, keep them balanced by adding a walk to the movie theatre or some free play outside.
Sport and activity camps: Active kids get better grades. Your kids can tune up their bodies and brains at day camps, skills camps and community programs that build in a variety of games, sports and unstructured activities.
Fun week at daycare: Many children in childcare centres are not getting as much active playtime as they should. Encourage your childcare provider to observe the week with a break from regular schedules, including field trips or special presenters offering yoga, dance or climbing.