May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that nearly eighty percent of adults and seventy-five percent of adolescents do not get the daily recommended amount of physical activity. Use these resources to help get students, staff, and parents off to a healthy start for spring.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month Toolkit
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month Toolkit (2)
Activity Ideas for Increasing Physical Activity During the School Day
Tips for Increasing Physical Activity
Tips from the American Heart Association for Increasing Physical Activity
Tips for Parents to Add More Activity to Their Child's Day
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA)
Just as you might track the number of books read, hours spent reading, or time spent on other academic pursuits, why not challenge students (or families) to track their physical activity, and increase their numbers each week over the course of the month?
Engaging Youth in Language & Literacy
If you missed the fifteen-minute Webinar series, Engaging Youth in Language & Literacy, that's OK. We've organized all of the content here for you!
In the same time it takes to check your e-mail, you can boost your professional expertise in the areas of language and literacy for your afterschool program! The National AfterSchool Association, in partnership with the Youth Today Out-of-School Time Hub, created a unique webinar series consisting of four fifteen-minute webinars on engaging youth in language and literacy during out-of-school time (OST).
Listen and download to:
Learn proven techniques developed and used by afterschool professionals.
Understand how language and literacy can be implemented in a variety of ways through community building, art, sports, and cooking.
Receive valuable materials with activities and ideas you can immediately begin implementing into your program.
The series is funded by the Robert Bowne Foundation.
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