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Feb 23rd, 2015

What is PlaySport?

by Guest Author

Category: Guest Articles on Parenting Issues

PlaySport is an online activity-based resource which was initially developed by Ophea in 2005. In 2014, with the help of funding from the Government of Ontario, the resource was enhanced and relaunched in English and French. The enhanced resource contains linkages to the Health and Physical Education curriculum.

PlaySport helps children and youth develop an understanding of and competency with skills and strategies associated with physical activities and a wide range of sports. The activities in PlaySport can provide experiences for participants to help them build physical literacy, health literacy and the skills for healthy active living.

PlaySport includes:

A searchable database of downloadable activity cards with step-by-step instructions
Access to animations and/or illustrations for each activity
Linkages within each activity to the Ontario Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum
Connections within each activity to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

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