HKCC Truck Day & Bike Rodeo Friday, July 13| 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Village Branch (58 Church St. N.) Ride your bike, hike, walk, run (or drive) but don’t miss the fun: StoryBook Trail Bicycle Obstacle Course Bike Decorating Station All Sport Inflatable HKCC Tent Fire trucks, Town trucks and more! Plus – Enter a draw … Continue reading You’re Invited! HKCC Truck Day & Bike Rodeo July 13
The Healthy Kids Squad challenged kids across Ajax to Power Off & Play this past May. The innovative contest was designed to help kids be more aware of their screen time and encourage them to find other activities to engage in. Schools across the region participated and ten lucky winners received brand new bikes!
Healthy Kids Ajax is dedicated to helping kids across the region make the physical activity grade for optimal health and wellness. How are we measuring up? Find out in the 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth Canada. It’s the most comprehensive assessment of child and youth activity in Canada. Read … Continue reading Is Your Child Making the Physical Activity Grade?
Check out pictures of our young gardeners hard at work planting peppers, onions, lettuce, herbs and all the other great pizza veggies in the HKCC Pizza Garden on Saturday, June 23 at the Ajax Public Library Village Branch! PLUS – Save the Date: Pizza Garden Harvest Party Saturday, September 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Village Branch … Continue reading HKCC Pizza Garden Launch June 23
Saturday, June 23 | 12-3 p.m. | Village Branch (58 Church St. N.) Drop by and help us plant the HKCC Pizza Garden with herbs and vegetables that would be great on any homemade pizza. Plant some beans for yourself and create decorations for your own vegetable garden. Dress for a mess! All ages welcome. … Continue reading Healthy Kids Pizza Garden: Summer 2018
Tired of feeling guilty about your smartphone use? Join parenting author Ann Douglas for a practical and idea-packed workshop that gets at the root cause of distracted parenting and arms you with parent-proven strategies for dealing with it. Topics to be discussed include: The case for unplugging more often: why less screen time is beneficial for … Continue reading Join our Powering Off Parenting Workshop with Ann Douglas Tuesday May 29!
Check out the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Ajax feature on the Nutrition Resource Centre’s website! Full article: Healthy Kids Challenge Ajax Encourages Kids to Power Off & Play with Fun Contest! Did you know that in Ontario, kids are spending an excessive 2.5 to 3 hours of screen time each day? According to experts, too much … Continue reading Healthy Kids Challenge Ajax Encourages Kids to Power Off & Play with Fun Contest!
Power Off and Play is the next phase of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, which promotes powering off before sleep, during meal and snack time, and encourages physical activity, social interaction, and fun and educational activity choices for children. Balancing kid’s screen time can increase cognitive and communication skills in a child’s development. Screen Free … Continue reading Celebrate Screen Free Week with Power Off and Play Passports!
My biggest parental challenge is curbing my 12-year-old twin boys’ daily tablet, smartphone and electronic device play time. So when I recently discovered them sneaking their handheld gaming systems into the car for a short drive to soccer practice, I couldn’t help but wonder, are my kids addicted to their screens? According to an article … Continue reading Are Your Kids Addicted to Screens? 3 Ways to Reduce Their Use
Power Off & Read during March! Read for 100 minutes (20 minutes/5 sessions) with your family or on your own and receive a swim or skate pass. Passes are available until quantities last. Turn in your log sheet by March 31 to be included in a draw for 5 family of 4 rock climbing passes. … Continue reading Power Off and Read This March!