Category Archives: Children

Posts related to experiences of children (ages 8 to 11)

Tough It Out Kiddo

by Darrion S. It is no secret there are numerous benefits associated with sports. Although there may be negative consequences picked up from years of sport, such is life where good will inherently parallel bad to an extent. Throughout nine … Continue reading

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Views from the sandbar: An Islander’s perspective on the power of positive influences

by Alex W. I have personally been a massive fan of both organized recreational sport and professional sport for as long as I can remember. I am fortunate to have been raised in a household that could afford to register … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity and Participation in Sport, Recreation, and Leisure

By: Shayna T. There is strong evidence that childhood obesity and overweight is rising rapidly in Canada (Tremblay & Willms, 2003). Obesity among Canadian children aged 7-13 years has tripled from 5 to 15% (Tremblay & Willms, 2000) between 1981 and … Continue reading

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Outside Playin’ is What I’m Sayin’!

by Hannah V. When we think of health services we often imagine doctors, nurses, medications, and hospitals. What if there was a remedy to some of todays most common health issues that is not a new magical medical advancement? I’m … Continue reading

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Bringing Nature Back to Nurturing Child Development

by Kimba M. Canadian children are growing less and less active, which is why movements such as ParticipACTION are at work advertising and trying to promote more active children. Perhaps by providing spaces that facilitate more than just physical development … Continue reading

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Girls Participation on Boys Sports Teams

By Samantha B. There are many barriers that often effect a girl’s participation on a boys’ sports team. As discussed in class, some of these include not feeling like they are good enough because women are viewed as “the weaker … Continue reading

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It`s not all about Power and Performance

By Andrea R. The belief that sport builds character has a long tradition. It was in the late 19th and early 20th century that “[i]mportant new ideas about human behaviour, individual development, and social life led to an emphasis on … Continue reading

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